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DHL Supply Chain appoints CFO in NZ

Transport and logistics company, DHL Supply Chain, has named a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in New Zealand.

Rachel Foster took over the position of CFO in August 2021 and succeeds Chris Mellsop who has retired after 24 years with DPDHL.

Mellsop has held a number of finance roles across the group in Asia Pacific and America and has been CFO in New Zealand since 2018.

“I would like to thank Chris for his commitment, leadership and outstanding contribution to the success of our business over the last 24 years,” said DHL Supply Chain New Zealand Managing Director, Matt Casbolt.

“We wish him all the very best for his retirement.

“I’m delighted that Rachel has joined the senior management team. Rachel has proven herself to be a key figure within the business with her knowledge of the business and her respected leadership. We are confident that she will help our business grow to the next level.”

Foster has been the Commercial Manager for five years and prior to joining DHL she held accounting roles at Accent Group, GE Capital and Southern Cross Hospitals. With 15 years’ experience in finance Foster is looking forward to this new challenge.

“I am optimistic about our growth, particularly in the consumer and life sciences and healthcare sectors where we have recently invested in sites and infrastructure” said Foster. “It’s an exciting time for the business, we have a real focus on data science and digitalisation. I’m looking forward to working with the team to build on what has already been achieved here in New Zealand.”

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