PACK & SEND, Australia’s leading parcel, courier and freight reseller, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Brian Roberts to its board as a non-executive director.

Roberts’ appointment follows record sales revenue for PACK & SEND in the 2015/16 financial year and a multi-million dollar investment in systems and technology to boost the franchise network’s capabilities. Parcel shipments for PACK & SEND increased by 23% in 2015/16.

PACK & SEND Founder and CEO, Michael Paul, said the skills and insights Roberts brings to the table will be invaluable for the organisation during this period of growth and innovation.

“Brian brings extensive international experience and leadership to the PACK & SEND board and I believe his skillset will complement those of our existing board members. Our board and executive team will benefit from Brian’s strategic insights and vision – we’re thrilled to have him as part of the company.”

Roberts’ extensive career within the freight and logistics industries spans over 30 years. Holding senior roles with DHL Express over 24 years as Managing Director and Regional Director in Australasia, Asia and Europe. Roberts has also spent seven years as CEO of New Zealand Post Group subsidiary, Converga, before becoming CEO of the group’s Australian courier company, Couriers Please, in 2014.

Roberts retired from Couriers Please in 2016 before being appointed as non-executive director of PACK & SEND. Roberts is also currently a Director of Tasman Cargo Airlines, a DHL subsidiary.

The appointment of Roberts to the board occurs as PACK & SEND announces two new senior hires, with Jared Dawson taking on the role of Omni-Channel Marketing Manager and Patrick Ibrahim hired into the position of Business Development Manager – eCommerce.

Paul said the new hires will position PACK & SEND for further growth in the 2016/17 financial year: “In order for our network to continue to flourish, we continue to build and strengthen our head office team to provide our franchisees with the strategy, resources and expertise to grow successful businesses. We’re excited for what the year ahead holds for PACK & SEND.”

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