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Holgate gets Printing Industries tick of approval

Friday, 30 June 2017
By Print 21 Online Article

Christine Holgate, incoming CEO of Australia Post.

Printing Industries is ‘very pleased’ with the appointment of Christine Holgate as CEO of Australia Post and is looking forward to improved relations between Australia Post and the industry, says Andrew Macaulay, CEO PIAA.

Andrew Macaulay, CEO PIAA

Macaulay has expressed his hope that Australia Post will negotiate with the industry about its planning and direction. “We’re hoping this is the beginning of a positive change in terms of engagement with Australia Post and we’ll be asking questions about its plans for the future of the letters and bulk mailing industry,” he said.

Holgate, former chief of Blackmores, was appointed CEO of Australia Post this week and will take over from outgoing CEO Ahmed Fahour in October, following his resignation effective July. “We’re hoping that this is the beginning of a positive change in terms of engagement with the industry,” Macaulay said.

Peter Bass, executive general manager for Australia Post’s letters and mail network, will speak with Macaulay and Printing Industries members as part of a live event in July. “Australia Post’s executive GM of Letters, Peter Bass, has agreed to sit down next month in Melbourne and be interviewed by myself and a couple of printers in a live broadcast that will go out to all of our members around the country. Members will also have the opportunity to submit questions. We’re just putting this together now and we’re still finalising the technical details but the meeting is scheduled for 11 July,” Macaulay said.

Printing Industries has also secured a commitment from Australia Post to have a roadshow with the industry, including involvement with PIAA members in each state.


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