Australia Post announces new CEO and MD


Australia Post has announced the appointment of Christine Holgate as its new Managing Director and CEO. Holgate replaces Ahmed Fahour who is due to step down in July 2016 after seven and a half years in the role.

Holgate will officially start in the position October 2017. She joins Australia Post after a nine-year tenure as CEO of Blackmores and previous executive roles with Telstra, JP Morgan and Cable & Wireless.

John Stanhope, Chairman of Australia Post, said of Holgate, “The Board was impressed by her experience of working very successfully in a range of different industries that are highly regulated. And, on top of that, she has a proven ability to implement strategy – and successfully grow a business in Asia. Her knowledge of global e-commerce will be invaluable as we pursue our Asian Strategy, which is all about offering logistics support to Australian businesses that are either selling in Asia, or sourcing their products there.

The Australia Post Board also announced that its Group Chief Customer Officer, Christine Corbett, will lead the business through the CEO transition period, between Fahour’s departure in July and Holgate’s arrival in October.

Corbett joined Australia Post in 1990 and has experience working in leadership roles across retail, mail network, major change, strategy, marketing and communications.

Source: Australia Post

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