Our leadership team
Christine Holgate Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Christine Holgate joined Australia Post as Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director on 30 October 2017, after nearly 9 years as the Chief Executive Officer of Blackmores Ltd.
Christine has more than 30 years of diverse international leadership experience in highly regulated industries, including healthcare, media,
telecommunications and finance. She has more than 20 years of public board experience as either a non-executive director or CEO and has held senior management positions in Asia, the Americas and Australia.
Christine is the inaugural Chair of the Board ofthe Australia-ASEAN Council (which supports the development of trade and cultural relations between Australia and the 10 member countries of the ASEAN region).
She also serves on the Board of the Collingwood Football Club. Christine’s past appointments include time as a non-executive director of Ten Network Holdings Limited.
Bob Black Group Chief Operating Officer
Bob joined Australia Post in November 2014, after 30 years of international leadership experience with the global express delivery company TNT.
Bob has a deep knowledge and understanding of the domestic and international distribution and logistics sector.
He has a proven track record in delivering transformation programs and major strategic infrastructure projects that produce sustainable efficiency and productivity improvements.
Throughout his career, Bob has held positions across all aspects of commercial activity including, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, business development, sales and operations.
Ingo Bohlken Executive General Manager, Product & Innovation
Ingo joined Australia Post in July 2018 and has extensive international experience, including 17 years at Deutsche Post/DHL, Germany’s national postal service.
At Deutsche Post/DHL, Ingo held senior roles including Chief Executive Officer for DHL Parcel Germany and Chief Marketing Officer for Mail & Parcel.
Ingo is passionate about innovation and the important role the postal service plays in connecting communities with each other and the world. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in how postal organisations are evolving their offering to continue to be relevant in an ever-changing world.
Rodney Boys Group Chief Financial Officer
Rodney joined Australia Post as Group Chief Financial Officer in May 2019 after more than 25 years with Wesfarmers and a number of Wesfarmers Group subsidiaries in several Australian states and the United Kingdom.
Over the last 15 years, Rodney held a range of executive leadership positions in Bunnings. This included the executive responsible for overseeing Information Technology, Supply Chain and Chief Financial Officer for 3 years.
Rodney’s deep financial expertise is matched by his broad experience across a range of industry sectors and in managing complex Information Technology and Supply Chain transformations.
Annette Carey Executive General Manager, International Services
Annette was appointed as EGM International Services in July 2018, having previously had a distinguished career within the logistics, legal and corporate sectors.
Prior to joining Australia Post, Annette was an influential leader at Linfox for more than a decade, where she served as CEO (2014- 2018) and General Counsel & Company Secretary (2009-2014).
As Linfox CEO, Annette developed a new corporate strategy to deliver sustainable growth and exceeded all financial, new business, safety and emissions targets as well as making several significant strategic acquisitions.
Annette has also held leadership positions at Allens and Lend Lease Corporation.
Susan Davies Executive General Manager, People & Culture
Sue joined Australia Post in February 2015 and was appointed to the role as EGM People & Culture in July 2018.
Prior to joining Australia Post, she held a range of senior HR and operational roles across the transport and logistics industry, in Australia and internationally.
Sue is a purpose and values-driven executive who is dedicated to working with Australia Post’s people to create a culture where our people can thrive professionally and personally, while delivering value for customers, community and business.
Nick Macdonald Acting Executive General Manager, Corporate Services
Nick Macdonald joined Australia Post in 2001 and was Acting EGM Corporate Services from 25 March to 30 June 2019.
Nick has more than 25 years’ legal and corporate governance experience.
He commenced his career as a solicitor with Cornwall Stodart and was later a senior associate at Minter Ellison.
Nick is Australia Post’s General Counsel. During his 18 years with Australia Post, Nick has performed various roles including acting as Corporate Secretary. He has broad leadership experience across corporate functions including legal, risk, governance, and regulatory compliance.
Chris Blake held this role from 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018 and Annette Carey acted in the role from January to March 2019.
Nicole Sheffield Executive General Manager, Community & Consumer
Nicole joined Australia Post as EGM Community & Consumer in August 2018. She is a highly accomplished senior executive with extensive experience in the media, marketing and digital industries.
Prior to joining Australia Post, Nicole held a number of leadership roles, including Chief Digital Officer for News Corp Australia, responsible for the company’s digital revenue growth and strategy, audience and subscription growth, content optimisation and marketing.
She was also Chief Executive of NewsLifeMedia, leading the lifestyle publishing division.
Nicole is a Director of Chief Executive Women (CEW), is a Non- Executive Director of Capitol Health, and has previously served as Chair of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Australia.
Gary Starr Executive General Manager, Business & Government
Gary joined Australia Post in January 2016, and was appointed as EGM Business & Government in 2018.
With over 25 years’ experience in the telecommunications and technology sectors, Gary has a strong track record of driving growth in sales, revenue and profitability as well as building high performance teams and culture.
Prior to joining Australia Post, he was Vice President at Motorola Solutions responsible for the business across Australasia, South East Asia and India with a particular focus on the public safety, transportation, retail, supply chain, manufacturing and minerals and energy sectors.
Gary is a Board Member of Mount Scopus College and a member of its Finance Committee.