The Chairman of the Australia Post Board, David Mortimer AO, has stepped down from the Board having served since 2001, including the past six years as Chairman.


Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy said Mr Mortimer has overseen significant changes at Australia Post during his time as Chairman, including the growth in eCommerce and digital communication, a marked increase in parcel volumes, and declining volumes of traditional letters.


“Under Mr Mortimer’s leadership, Australia Post has adapted to the pressures of a rapidly changing environment and come through the difficulties of the Global Financial Crisis as a stronger, more resilient organisation.


“During a period in which many overseas postal operators have lost money, Australia Post has continued as a successful and profitable business.”


Mr Mortimer’s term concludes on 11 September 2012. Until a successor is appointed,  Mark Darras, Deputy Chairman of the Board, will serve as Acting Chairman.