Christine Holgate Wiki – Christine Holgate Biography
Christine Holgate is a British business executive. She served as the chief executive of Australia Post from 30 October 2017 to 2 November 2020. She joined Australia Post as Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director on 30 October 2017, after nearly 9 years as the Chief Executive Officer of Blackmores Ltd.
Holgate first worked as a postie for the Christmas season when she was 18. After graduating from university, she worked for Allied Healthcare and BBC News. In 1988, she joined the telecommunication company Cable & Wireless. During her 12 years at Cable & Wireless, Holgate directed the company’s marketing department and conducted projects across the Caribbean, Europe, and Hong Kong.
In 2000, Holgate joined J.P. Morgan as the “Managing Director of Marketing” of its European subsidiary. She worked for J.P. Morgan for 18 months before joining telecommunications company Energis in May 2001, as the Group Director of Strategy and Marketing.
In November 2002, Holgate received a job invitation from David Thodey, the Group Managing Director of Telstra Mobiles, and became the marketing director. In 2008, Holgate left Telstra to join health supplements company Blackmores as chief executive officer and managing director. She resigned from Blackmores in 2017 to become CEO of Australia Post.
Holgate has three post-graduate diplomas in management, marketing, and purchasing and supply. She gained her diploma in management in 1986 and completed her Master of Business Administration degree in 1991.
Christine Holgate Australia Post Resignation
On November 2, 2020, Christine Holgate resigned as chief executive of Australia Post after an investigation revealed Cartier watches worth almost $20,000 were given to senior staff. Holgate said in a statement: “I have offered today the chairman and board of Australia Post, with great sadness, my resignation as chief executive with immediate effect. I am not seeking any financial compensation.
“I deeply regret that a decision made two years ago, which was supported by the chair, to recognize the outstanding work of four employees has caused so much debate and distraction and I appreciate the optics of the gifts involved do not pass the ‘pub test’ for many.”
Christine Holgate Age
Christine Holgate was born in 1963/1964, in Cheshire, England.
Christine Holgate has been married to her husband Michael Harding since January 2016. They wed in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England.
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Christine Holgate grew up with her four siblings, in Cheshire, England.
Christine Holgate received a $1.4 million base salary as chief of Australia Post. She was entitled to $700,000, half of her $1.4 million base salary if her contract was terminated without notice. However, she announced she was not seeking “any financial compensation” as she resigned on November 2, 2020. In 2016, Holgate earned a remuneration of $2.84 million from Blackmores.
Christine Holgate’s net worth is unclear. She added about $800 million to Marcus Blackmore’s net worth at the peak of the Blackmore’s share.