Learn more about the team responsible for managing Australia Post's services and strategies.
Managing Director & CEO
Ahmed Fahour is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Australia Post. He has extensive experience as a successful leader and dynamic reformer at corporations in Australia and overseas.
Ahmed commenced his professional career at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in 1987, where he consulted on a range of major commercial projects including mergers, acquisitions, corporate vision and strategy. He became a director of BCG in 1997.
In 2000, Ahmed was recruited by Citigroup and moved to New York, where he worked as Head of Corporate Development and, later, as CEO of Citigroup Alternative Investments - as well as serving on the company's Global Management Committee. He was subsequently appointed as Citigroup's CEO for Australia and New Zealand.
In 2004, he joined the National Australia Bank (NAB) as an Executive Director and Australian CEO. Under his leadership, there was a major turnaround in the bank's performance and its wealth management subsidiary (MLC).
He was appointed Managing Director and CEO of Australia Post in early 2010. Within three months of arriving at Australia Post he launched the Future Ready program - a major business renewal program that involves seizing the opportunities of the digital economy. Ahmed is currently a Director of Pro-Pac Packaging Ltd, Methodist Ladies College (Melbourne) and the Carlton Football Club. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at La Trobe University. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from La Trobe University and an MBA from the University of Melbourne.
Group Chief Operating Officer
Ewen Stafford joined Australia Post in August 2010 and is the Chief Operating Officer, leading the Finance & Business Services division of Australia Post.
This business unit incorporates Finance, Real Estate, Information Technology, Business Efficiency & Quality, Procurement, Governance & Assurance and Corporate Finance & Investments. As a combined unit, FBS is focused on driving the successful execution of Australia Post's Future Ready strategic initiatives.
After beginning his career at KPMG, Ewen completed his MBA and moved into the property industry working for Colliers International in Adelaide and then Sydney. He subsequently moved to MLC in the life insurance and funds management industry, predominantly as Chief Financial Officer. In 2004 Ewen moved into the banking side of NAB, where he was Chief Financial Officer of NAB's Australian operations and subsequently became Chief Operating Officer with a similar portfolio of units as he leads at Australia Post.
Ewen has proven experience in leading and executing large and complex business transformations to position organisations for future success. Key to this is his strong focus to attract and develop talented individuals and teams and to build a highly engaged and capable workforce. Ewen's strong commercial and financial experience sees him playing a leading role in driving the execution of Australia Post's Future Ready strategy.
Ewen has a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy from the University of South Australia, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Adelaide, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia.
Executive General Manager, Postal Services
Christine Corbett is the Executive General Manager for Retail Services, and is responsible for Australia Post's extensive network of over 4,400 retail outlets across Australia.
Her key priority is to continue to build and extend the range of trusted services that Australia Post provides on behalf of over 750 businesses and government bodies across bill payment, banking, money transfer and identity services. The Retail Services portfolio also includes the management of our retail merchandise, philatelic and post office box product suite.
Providing customers with greater access, convenience and choice is integral to building our trusted multi-channel services offering to consumers with new outlet formats being developed to provide customers with greater self-service and 24/7 access to critical services.
Since joining Australia Post, Christine has held a number of key leadership roles, including Manager Strategy, Governance and Major Change for the Commercial Division, State Retail Manager NSW/ACT, State Retail Manager QLD and Marketing & Communications Manager QLD.
Prior to Australia Post she worked at a public relations consultancy in Brisbane.
Her successful background in managing large complex teams and strong business experience in engaging staff to deliver results will support Australia Post to deliver what customers want today and in the future.
Christine has a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Business (Communication) from the Queensland University of Technology.
Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs & People
Chris Blake joined Australia Post in July 2010 and is the Executive General Manager Corporate Affairs & People. He is responsible for leading strategy, cultural change, internal and external communications, Government relations, International and Regulatory Affairs and stakeholder management. Chris also oversees the organisation's Corporate Responsibility and community engagement programs.
Before moving into this role, Chris was the Executive General Manager People and Community at Australia Post.
Prior to joining Australia Post, Chris worked in senior executive roles at the National Australia Bank (NAB) including the Executive General Manager People and Organisational Development and the Executive General Manager, Business Strategy & People for NAB's Global Wholesale Banking Division, where he led the development of a new global business strategy for the wholesale bank following the Global Financial Crisis.
Chris has a wealth of experience in overseeing complex organisation-wide change programs following his work in senior roles in banking and with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was partner for 10 years.
Chief Information Officer
Andrew Walduck joined Australia Post in January 2012 to help drive the digitisation of Australia Post and to implement a new IT strategy that included building a modern IT organisation.
Andrew leads the enterprise Information, Digital & Technology team and has expertise in using technology to provoke business change, building valued business relationships, leading and managing transformational programs and implementing digital solutions that grow an organisation's business in new products and services. Andrew also has a passion for growing and developing talented teams that deliver great business results.
Andrew's career spans more than twenty years in Information Technology, including roles in global corporations such as IBM and Accenture, where he was a Partner in the Communications and High-tech Practice. Prior to joining Australia Post, Andrew held a CIO role in the Corporate Division at Tabcorp.
Chief Marketing Officer
Gregory Sutherland joined Australia Post in August 2013.
Gregory is responsible for brand, marketing services, customer experience and insights as well as digital marketing at Australia Post.
Prior to Australia Post, Gregory had senior group roles for NAB responsible for strategy, brand, marketing, corporate affairs and innovation, where he worked on a range of key projects including its brand relaunch from National to NAB, as well as the creation and launch of its online-only banking subsidiary, UBank.
Prior to joining NAB in 2004, Gregory was a partner and director at Boston Consulting Group, which included leading Asia-Pacific ecommerce practices as well as time in USA. His resume also includes sales and engineering roles with Honeywell and Woodside having graduated as an electronic engineer.
Corporate Secretary and General Manager Government Affairs
Paul Burke was appointed Corporate Secretary of Australia Post in April 2010. Following that he also took on responsibility for Government and Regulatory Affairs in 2011 and International Affairs in June 2013. Prior to that he spent four years as Manager, Board & Shareholder Liaison, working extensively with the Australia Post Board, Shareholder Departments and Ministerial advisers.
Prior to his involvement at the Corporate Secretary level of Australia Post Paul had a fifteen year career in finance with BHP Billiton and Australia Post spanning both Operational (Mining, Petroleum and Networks) and Group areas (Corporate Accounting / Group Financial Control / Finance Strategy).
Paul has a B Bus (Acc), is a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of the Australia Post Executive Committee, Australia Post Management Committee and is a Director of Australia Post Transaction Services Pty Ltd, SecurePay Pty Ltd and Australia Post Digital MailBox Pty Ltd.
General Manager, Human Resources
Catherine joined Australia Post in 2001 and is the General Manager for Human Resources (HR). In this role, she has end-to-end accountability for executing the people program of work across the Enterprise.
HR comprises of Business Advisory Areas supporting our Business Units and supported by several centres of excellence, including: Safety, Capability & Talent, Workplace Relations & Policy, HR Strategy & Organisational Development, Performance, Recruitment and Remuneration & Benefits.
Catherine is committed to providing a clear and consistent national approach to HR across the Enterprise, which encourages collaboration and information sharing across teams, Business Units and States.
Catherine has also worked as a Senior Workplace Lawyer in the Legal Services Team and as the Manager of Employee Relations, at Australia Post.
Prior to joining Australia Post, Catherine was a Senior Associate in the Employment Law section at Clayton Utz Lawyers Catherine specialises in leadership and strategic management, with a focus on employee and industrial relations, workplace diversity and culture, and workplace regulation and structuring.
Catherine has a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.
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