Australia Post announced this week that Paul Graham will be the next group CEO and managing director of the company starting September.
He will join the national mail carrier after a successful tenure as chief supply chain officer at supermarket chain Woolworths Group, with an extensive career working in e-commerce and supply chains, as well as digital marketing and retail. He also held senior executive roles with Deutsche Post DHL.
“Australia Post has proven itself to be one of the most resilient and successful postal businesses anywhere in the world. I feel fortunate to be joining at a time when we can truly capitalize on the extraordinary growth in e-commerce experienced in the past year and continue developing our retail and digital offerings while keeping letter deliveries strong,” said Graham.
“I am most looking forward to meeting the team across the country – the posties, Post Office workers, mail processors and delivery drivers that kept our country operating during Covid-19. I am also looking forward to getting out into regional Australia where Australia Post has an enormous presence, as well as meeting with the thousands of Post Office licensee partners who play a critical role every day serving the country.
Graham’s remuneration has been set at $1,456,560 fixed annual total remuneration and the potential to earn incentive payments of up to $1,456,560, in accordance with the parameters set by the Commonwealth Remuneration Tribunal, the company stated.
The Australia Post board also confirmed that Rodney Boys will continue to lead the business through the CEO transition until Graham takes over in September.