The chair of the board for Australia Post, John Stanhope, is to step down from his position following the conclusion of his second term on November 21, 2019.
Since 2012, Stanhope has guided Australia Post through a significant period of disruption in its core business. He has led the board in supporting Australia Post’s transformation from a traditional postal service into a diversified e-commerce and digital enterprise.
As chair, Stanhope has overseen the delivery of several significant milestones in driving innovation, efficiency and embracing new technologies across Australia Post. This included improving the letters service amid declining letter volumes; the strategic acquisition of Star Track Express which boosted Australia Post’s parcel delivery capability; and maintaining profitability.
Australia Post remains one of the few national postal services globally which can earn profits and return dividends to government while fulfilling its customer service obligations.
The Australian government will announce the appointment of a new chair in due course.