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Australia Post delivers — for its CEO and directors

Australia Post delivers — for its CEO and directors
Crikey takes a look at the Australia Post board, stacked as it is with ex-Liberal party staffers, politicians and barrackers.Australia Post board members Michael Ronaldson, Deidre Willmott and Tony Nutt (Images: AAP)Australia Post is a standout example of all that can go wrong when governments corporatise an essential service.CEO Christine Holgate has been stood aside…

Crikey takes a look at the Australia Post board, stacked as it is with ex-Liberal party staffers, politicians and barrackers.

Australia Post board members Michael Ronaldson, Deidre Willmott and Tony Nutt (Images: AAP)

Australia Post is a standout example of all that can go wrong when governments corporatise an essential service.

CEO Christine Holgate has been stood aside after it was revealed in Senate hearings that she gave $3000 Cartier watches to four executives for, well, doing their job.

But it’s not only the CEO. Just look at the million-dollar-a-year board, stacked with ex-Liberal party staffers, politicians and barrackers.

Read more about the trouble at Australia Post…

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About the Author

David Hardaker — Reporter

David Hardaker

Reporter @d_hardaker

David has an extensive career as a journalist and broadcaster, primarily at the ABC where he worked on flagship programs such as Four Corners, 7.30, Foreign Correspondent, AM and PM. He spent eight years reporting in the Middle East and can speak Arabic.

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