South Africa Post Office CEO resigns

The South Africa Post Office Group CEO has resigned following differences on company strategy. Mark Barnes is leaving because of disagreements as to the structure of the Post Office with regard the Postbank.

South Africa Post Office said in a statement: “The Board thanks Mr Barnes for his enormous service to the SA Post Office and the country during his tenure. In his time at the SA Post Office, Mr Barnes has led the stabilisation of the organisation as well as pioneered its positioning as a relevant access point of government services for our communities.

“We assure our customers and the SA public at large that the departure of the outgoing CEO will not negatively impact the organisation’s operations as he leaves behind a capable team that he has built during his tenure.”

Thanks to the departure being agreed amicably, Barnes is to remain on the board for a time to help the leadership transition to the Interim Group CEO, named as Lindiwe Kwele. Kwele has been the Group COO to date, and will be in post until a new CEO is appointed.

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