Black moves to pivotal Australia Post role


Former TNT Express regional managing director takes on the key leadership role for Australia Post’s parcel services division

Black moves to pivotal Australia Post role
Robert Black will be in a crucial position. Photo by Scott Ehler

 

A 30-year international transport and logistics industry veteran, Bob Black, will take the helm of the parcel services division as executive general manager from January 12 next year.

Parcel services, which include the StarTrack operation, are a shining light in Australia Post’s otherwise challenging business environment.

It has continued to grow in recent years, posting a $337.5 million operating earnings (before interest and tax) for the 2014 financial year, up 20.8 per cent on the previous year’s result.

Black will join Australia Post from TNT Express, where he has held several roles including five years as managing director for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region. He had recently been appointed managing director for TNT Benelux, covering the Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg markets.

Australia Post managing director Ahmed Fahour says Black will be a welcome addition to the senior leadership team.

"In this role, Mr Black will be responsible for providing a world-class service to our customers with an unrivalled suite of ecommerce-driven logistics, supply chain and parcel delivery solutions for consumers, local and international businesses and online marketplaces," Fahour says.

Black himself is also looking forward to the new challenge.

"The Australia Post strategy to develop the largest and most reliable network in Australia, with the already committed investment in infrastructure, demonstrates the desire to capitalise on the growth in consumer, business and international markets," he says.

"I am looking forward to an extremely exciting and challenging time ahead."

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