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Australia Post Board appointment

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R e l e a s e


M inister fo r Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

Deputy Leader o f the Government in the Senate


The Government is pleased to announce the appointment o f Ms Megan Cornelius to the Board o f Australia Post for a three year term, the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Richard Alston, said today.

‘Ms Cornelius’ experience and qualifications in information technology will provide valuable additional expertise to the Board o f Australia Post, which is one o f Australia’s largest and most successful users o f IT ,’ Senator Alston said.

‘Australia Post’s business continues to grow rapidly despite competition from innovations such as e-mail and the internet. A key challenge for Australia Post in the years ahead lies in adopting the most appropriate technologies for its own operations while maintaining its strong network o f customer-focussed retail outlets.

‘Ms Cornelius’s expertise in IT will ensure that Australia Post is well placed to meet this challenge. Her involvement in the IT fields began in the 1960s, as a lecturer at the then NSW Institute o f Technology, and includes positions with Qantas, and the Computer Power Group where she was the founding NSW Manager and South East Asian Regional Support Manager. ’

Since 1981, Ms Cornelius has held the positions o f Chairman and Managing Director o f the Expertise Australia Group, which provides management, trade and technology services in Australia, North America and Asia.

She is also a Fellow o f the University of Technology Sydney, a member of the Council of the Australian Institute o f Company Directors, and a Director of Powercor Australia Ltd.

She has extensive past involvement in public and private sector enterprises, and community and sporting organisations including the Australian Yachting Federation.

Media Contact: Terry O ’Connor, Minister’s office 02 6277 7480 Website www. richardalston. dcita. gov. au 202/98 25 November 1998