Albanese Government appoints new Chair of Australia Post

The Government has appointed Ms Siobhan McKenna as Chair of the Australia Post Board for a term of three years commencing from today.


Ms McKenna brings valuable commercial, strategic, digital and technology experience to the role from her many years in the media, communications, and telecommunications industries.


Ms McKenna is currently Chair of Foxtel Group, an Independent Non-Executive Director of Amcil Limited and the Managing Partner at Illyria Pty Ltd. She has served on several company boards including Woolworths Group Limited and Nova Entertainment, and was a partner of McKinsey & Company. Ms McKenna has previous public service experience as a Commissioner of the Australian Productivity Commission and Chair of NBN Co Limited.


Ms McKenna’s knowledge, leadership and experience will help support Australia Post as it modernises and adapts to meet shifting consumer demand. The Government looks forward to working with her in her new role.


The Government also acknowledges the service of Mr Lucio Di Bartolomeo as Chair, who stepped down at the conclusion of his term on 21 November 2022.


Mr Di Bartolomeo has had an extensive corporate career and led the Board in supporting Australia Post to continue to deliver postal services through the challenges and parcels boom of the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Government thanks Mr Di Bartolomeo – along with Ms Andrea Staines OAM for acting as Chair in the interim – for their stewardship of one of Australia’s most cherished public institutions.


Quotes attributable to Minister for Finance, Senator the Hon Katy Gallagher:


“Australia Post has always been a driver of economic activity for small businesses and continues to deliver essential services to all Australians, particularly in regional, rural and remote Australia.”


“I welcome the appointment of Ms McKenna and thank Mr Di Bartolomeo for his years of service to Australia Post.”


Quotes attributable to Minister for Communications, the Hon Michelle Rowland MP:


“Australia Post forms an important part of Australian society, supporting communities, businesses, and our economy, and we are committed to ensuring it continues to deliver for every Australian.”


“The appointment of Ms McKenna and her extensive experience in corporate governance will help support this treasured national institution in achieving these important outcomes. I acknowledge Mr Di Bartolomeo’s service and wish him well.


“The Government looks forward to working with Ms McKenna and the senior leadership team at Australia Post”.