Christine Holgate named as Australia Post CEO Former postie Christine Holgate doesn't mind taking a pay cut to lead Australia Post.
Controversy over Ahmed Fahour's pay packet, which at $5.6 million was about 10 times larger than the prime minister's, overshadowed much of the outgoing chief executive's success in transforming the once struggling business. Ms Holgate, who will join Australia Post in October from vitamin and supplement maker Blackmores, will receive an annual salary of $1.375 million burberry winter with the potential to pocket the same again in incentive payments. 'Pay has never been the driver for me wanting to do a job,' she told reporters in Sydney on Tuesday. 'There wasn't one discount burberry quilted jackets point in my conversation with the board that I asked them for a salary.' Ms Holgate said her salary was large but fair, taking into account the pay packets of bosses burberry wallet online shop at comparable organisations. 'It is a large wage but I guess if you compare it to average CEOs running similar sized companies, it might look like good value,' she said. Ms Holgate was paid $1.95 million last year at Blackmores, largely due to a near doubling of her short term incentives and profit share to $1.04 million. She was responsible for about 1,000 people at Blackmores but will be in charge of 50,000 at Australia Post. Ms Holgate said she was passionate about the importance of trade between Australia and Asia, while also defending the future of the postie. At 18, Ms Holgate took a Christmas job as a postie herself and saw the community role the workers perform. 'They knock on every front door and they're so trusted and I can't help but think, whilst letters may be declining, that best deals on burberry is a very unique place that they have in our society,' she said. Ms Holgate said she was humbled to be the first woman to lead the organisation.
'All of you have sisters, wives or daughters and if anything I hope it can inspire, particularly young women or women in their thirties, that they can step up and have a leadership position too,' she said. 'For the women in Australia you can count on me: I'm going to give this every 100 per cent because I know I'll be watched.'.
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