Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Postie appoints new CEO

April 29, 2019

Iconic retailer Postie has announced the appointment of Linda Leonard to Chief Executive Officer.

Leonard this month took the mantle for the New Zealand office from Australian-based Rod Orrock who will continue to oversee parent company Greenlit Brands’ Australasian value brands.

With more than 30 years' experience in the apparel industry across New Zealand and the UK, Leonard’s strategic planning and business skills will help lead Postie into further growth, says Orrock.

“Linda has been an integral part of the senior management team since she joined Postie in 2015. Her contribution helped the company to turn a profit last year and she has supported strong foundations for sustainable growth.”

Originally from the UK, Leonard held a successful merchandising career at Arcadia Group, owner of high street retailers including Topshop and Dorothy Perkins, before an eight year tenure leading teams at British multinational retailer Debenhams.

Locally she has held senior roles in buying and planning at The Warehouse, Farmers and Number One Shoes.

In large part due to online shopping and social media, customers are looking for offshore trends in affordable fashion, says Orrock, and Leonard’s international and local fashion experience is a valuable asset.

“There’s been a significant change in the type of product that is now selling in our stores from when we first opened shop 110 years ago.

“We’ve kept our eye firmly on value and quality, invested heavily in our online offering, and Linda’s strong understanding of our customer will ensure we continue to cater to the Kiwi mum and her family.”

Leonard is excited about what lies ahead in her new role.

“As new entrants hit the New Zealand market, it’s important that we continue to really listen to our customers and meet their needs better than our global competitors.

“I’m very lucky to work with a world-class team of people with a genuine collaborative culture, and I look forward to the next chapter in Postie’s journey.”

Postie has also recently revealed a fresh campaign to launch its Autumn Winter season featuring homegrown musician Stan Walker alongside the simple message ‘THX NZ’ – a nod to Kiwis’ part in the company’s impressive 110-year tenure.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Smelter: Tiwai Deal Gives Time For Managed Transition

Today’s deal between Meridian and Rio Tinto for the Tiwai smelter to remain open another four years provides time for a managed transition for Southland. “The deal provides welcome certainty to the Southland community by protecting jobs and incomes as the region plans for the future. The Government is committed to working on a managed transition with the local community,” Grant Robertson said. More>>


Economy: Strong Job Ad Performance In Quarter Four

SEEK Quarterly Employment Report data shows a positive q/q performance with a 19% national growth in jobs advertised during Q4 2020, which includes October, November and December. Comparing quarter 4, 2020, with the same quarter in 2019 shows that job ad volumes are 7% lower...More>>

NIWA: 2020 - NZ’s 7th-warmest Year On Record

The nationwide average temperature for 2020, calculated using stations in NIWA’s seven-station temperature series which began in 1909, was 13.24°C (0.63°C above the 1981–2010 annual average). New Zealand’s hottest year on record remains 2016, when... More>>

Quotable Value New Zealand: Property Market Set To Cool From Sizzling To Warm In 2021

Nostradamus himself could not have predicted the strange series of events that befell our world in 2020 – nor the wild trajectory of New Zealand’s property market, which has gone from “doom and gloom” to “boom and Zoom” in record time. Even ... More>>

PriceSpy: Research Reveals How Shopping Behaviours Have Changed This Christmas

According to a new survey* from PriceSpy , almost 50 per cent of Kiwis are looking to shop locally this Christmas in light of Covid-19; The research also found consumers are changing their shopping habits, with one in seven (14 per cent) getting super-organised ... More>>

Commerce Commission: Noel Leeming Group Warned For Making Delivery Representations Without Reasonable Grounds During COVID-19 Lockdown

Noel Leeming Group has been warned by the Commerce Commission for making delivery representations about two products which, in the Commission’s view, it did not have reasonable grounds for at the time the representations were made. The warning ... More>>