Blackmores’ Christine Holgate has been named Australia Post’s new MD and Group CEO.
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Ms Holgate will officially start in the position mid-to-late October 2017. She joins Australia Post after a successful nine-year tenure as CEO of Blackmores and previous executive roles with Telstra, JP Morgan and Cable & Wireless. Ms Holgate, who is the inaugural Chair of the Board of the Australia-ASEAN Council, supporting the development of trade and cultural relations between Australia and the 10 member countries of the ASEAN region, joined Blackmores in 2008 and took the company some wild and turbulent years, including an aggressive expansion into China. Australia Post chairman John Stanhope said Ms Holgate’s Asian and eCommerce experience were important factors. "The Board was impressed by her experience of working very successfully in a range of different industries that are highly regulated. And, on top of that, she has a proven ability to implement strategy – and successfully grow a business in Asia. "Her knowledge of global eCommerce will be invaluable as we pursue our Asian Strategy, which is all about offering logistics support to Australian businesses that are either selling in Asia, or sourcing their products there. "Ms Holgate has a demonstrated track-record of delivering results in large, complex organisations, both here in Australia and internationally. " Ms Holgate's business philosophy is also a perfect fit for Australia Post. She is a firm believer that businesses must perform commercially, but also serve the community. And that's entirely consistent with our objectives as a community-based business that has both commercial objectives and community service standards to uphold." Ms Holgate said: "Australia Post has proven itself to be one of the most resilient and successful postal businesses anywhere in the world. I feel fortunate to be joining at a time when we can really strengthen Post's leading position in the eCommerce market – both here, in Australia, and in Asia. "I'm a passionate advocate for Australian business seizing the opportunity that's on our doorstep in Asia and that creates opportunities for everyone – our workforce, our shareholder, the community, as well as businesses across Australia. What about the pay? Ms Holgate's remuneration has been set at $1.375 million fixed annual total remuneration and the potential to earn incentive payments of up to $1.375 million, in accordance with the parameters set by the Commonwealth Remuneration Tribunal. In the meantime, current Australia Post Group chief customer officer Christine Corbett will lead the business through the CEO transition period, between Ahmed Fahour's departure on 28 July and Ms Holgate's arrival in October. [post_title] => Blackmores CEO to head up Australia Post [post_excerpt] => Blackmores' Christine Holgate has been named Australia Post's new MD and Group CEO. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => blackmores-ceo-head-australia-post [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-06-27 14:43:55 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-27 04:43:55 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.governmentnews.com.au/?p=27484 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 27487 [post_author] => 670 [post_date] => 2017-06-27 07:17:58 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-26 21:17:58 [post_content] => The mobile phone industry’s product stewardship program MobileMuster has commended the efforts of local councils who have dramatically increased their collections and helped make recycling more accessible to the community. Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP Minister for Environment and Energy said eight councils from across Australia were recognised as Australia’s top recyclers. “Electronic waste is one of the fastest growing waste issues in Australia and it’s great to see MobileMuster bringing industry and local government together to make it easy to recycle and deliver important environmental benefits to our communities.” The top achievers The following councils took out top honours in the awards:
- National Top Collector per Capita – District Council of Orroroo – Carrieton (SA).
- NSW Top Collector – New South Wales – Hornsby Shire Council.
- Territory Top Collector – Northern Territory – Alice Springs Town Council.
- QLD Top Collector – Queensland – Brisbane City Council.
- WA Top Collector – Western Australia – City of Stirling.
- SA Top Collector – South Australia – City of Onkaparinga.
- TAS Top Collector – Tasmania – Burnie City Council.
- VIC Top Collector – Victoria – Moonee Valley City Council.
- Hornsby Shire Council
- City of Sydney
- Randwick City Council
- Lake Macquarie City Council
- Burwood Council
- Alice Springs Town Council
- East Arnhem Shire Council
- West Arnhem Regional Council
- Brisbane City Council
- Redland City Council
- Townsville City Council
- Scenic Rim Regional Council
- Cairns Regional Council
- City of Onkaparinga
- City of Charles Sturt
- City of Tea Tree Gully
- City of Mitcham
- City of Port Adelaide Enfield
- Burnie City Council
- Launceston City Council
- Glenorchy City Council
- Break O’Day Council
- Kingborough Council
- Moonee Valley City Council
- Nillumbik Shire Council
- City of Monash
- Latrobe City Council
- City of Greater Geelong
- City of Stirling
- City of South Perth
- City of Fremantle
- City of Cockburn
- City of Vincent
- Leadership and public support by government, ministers and agency heads to create processes and a culture that encourage the release and sharing of data
- Legislation that sets out the rights and responsibilities governing access, sharing and protection of data for those who want the data and those who keep it. For example, the UK, US and France have mandated that data be open by default and be machine-readable and in in a standardised format
- Policies to guide agency and staff decisions and priorities around open data and privacy, data security and collaboration
- Regulations to provide certainty and to set expectations and obligations, as well as providing oversight and punishing non-compliance. These should balance rights to data with concerns over privacy and anticipating risk
- Promoting culture and collaboration that supports open data within government and with the public, for example co-operation between agencies and between international, national and sub-national levels of government
- Developing strategies to make data open, including funding open data, sharing success stories and engaging communities and individuals, for example the UKAuthority.
- Publish a complete catalogue of all datasets, including restricted datasets
- Moving from a legislative framework authorising data release to one that proactively encourages it
- Mandating departments to open specific datasets and set quotas for datasets to force collaboration
- Identify which datasets are important economic drivers for growth in regional areas and prioritise these
- Mandate departments to create machine-readable standardised formats for datasets to allow analytics and linked data applications
- Explicitly fund departments opening up high-value datasets in machine-readable format
- Adopt an anticipatory regulatory approach that promotes open data but ensures ongoing evaluation and assessment of security and privacy risks
- Develop in-depth guidelines on anonymisation and de-identification
- Identify workforce skills/knowledge gaps and opportunities to work with local government and other government agencies
- Adopt an incubator model where an open data company is embedded with an agency to co-develop ideas and applications on models, or engage with entities such as Code for Australia to bring in ideas and expertise
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