Ahmed Fahour welcomes incoming AusPost MD and CEO

Current Managing Director and Group CEO of Australia Post, Ahmed Fahour, has welcomed his successor, Christine Holgate in a press release.
Fahour congratulates Holgate on her appointment to the position, noting that her
skillset and international experience make her an ideal fit given Australia Post’s shift to eCommerce and its “ongoing commitment to serving the community.”
He adds that he and Holgate share similar views about the importance of supporting workforces and equipping people to succeed. “As we have transformed Australia Post into a pre-eminent eCommerce company, we have invested heavily in our people and the culture of our organisation,” he said. “I know Christine will maintain that approach.”
Fahour adds that he is pleased that Group Chief Customer Officer Christine Corbett will act as MD and Group CEO until Christine Holgate arrives at Australia Post in mid-to-late October, ensuring continuity and momentum are maintained,
“As an advocate for diversity I leave Australia Post proud that five of the most senior roles in the business are now filled by women,” he said. “They include the new Managing Director and Group CEO Christine Holgate, acting Deputy Chair Holly Kramer, Chair of the Board Audit Committee Jan West, the acting Managing Director and Group Chief Customer Officer Christine Corbett and the Group Chief Financial Officer Janelle Hopkins.”

New MD for DHL Global Forwarding HK, Macau

DHL Global Forwarding, provider of air, sea and road freight services in Europe and Asia, has appointed Mark Slade as Managing Director of Hong Kong and Macau.
Slade has been for the organisation for 14 years, until recently serving as Managing Director of Japan. In that role, Slade delivered record financial performance, and also receive the highest internal accolade for corporate responsibility – Deutsche Post DHL CEO Award 2012 for Living Responsibility – for his role in leading the company’s aid efforts after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and remaining in Japan to maintain staff morale in the aftermath of the disaster.
While in the role, Slade also established the Japan Power Network, a global forum for overseas Japanese sales professionals to support one another in business development and finding local support, and he has also been the Chairman of Japan’s Logistics and Freight Committee for the European Business Council since 2012.
“In his six years leading our operations in Japan, Mark showed a care for the entire market that went well beyond simply doing business,” said Steve Huang, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Greater China.
Slade commented, “Our successes in Japan stem from the steadfast commitment of our team to literally going the extra mile for both our customers and the communities we operate in, and I believe our customers can anticipate even greater results in the years ahead.”

Woolworths appoints Tesco veteran as Managing Director

Australian supermarket giant Woolworths Group has announced the appointment of Claire Peters as Managing Director, Woolworth Supermarkets.
Peters will lead a team of more than 115,000 team members across 992 supermarkets, reporting to CEO Brad Banducci. She brings more than 20 years of retail experience to the role, most recently as Chief Operating Office of Tesco Thailand, where she has overall responsibility for the supermarkets supply chain and logistics encompassing 60,000 employees across 1,900 stores and six distribution centres.
“After an extensive search for the right candidates, we are delighted to welcome someone of Claire’s calibre to our team,” Banducci said. “Woolworths is one of Australia’s most iconic brands. The strategy for our transformation is clearly defined and starting to deliver results. Claire has a proven track record in working with teams to deliver against key strategic objectives and she is the right person to work with our tea to continue the good progress we have already made.”
Peters will assume the role on 1 July 2017.
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