Meet our Executive Leadership Team

David Walsh BCA, CA
Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand Post Group

David Walsh became Chief Executive in May 2017.

He joined the Group in February 2015 as Chief Financial Officer having previously held the position of General Manager Corporate and Finance at KiwiRail after his role as Chief Financial Officer was widened.

David has experience in a wide range of industries experiencing change, with complex infrastructure, consumer products and services and leading large change projects.

His professional background also includes Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer at New Zealand Racing Board, and senior finance roles at Fonterra and TransAlta.


Monica Ayers
Chief People Officer

Monica joined NZ Post at the end of 2020 and leads the People team, covering employment relations, remuneration, talent, organisational development, and safety and wellbeing.

Monica has held senior HR leadership positions in a range of organisations, most recently in the insurance and local government sectors. Prior to NZ Post, she was GM People & Culture at Panuku Development Auckland.


Sohail Choudhry, BA, BE, ME, Phd.
Chief International Business Officer and Chief Data and Technology Officer

Sohail has been with NZ Post since 2007 and during that time has been instrumental in helping transform the business through the introduction of digital communication solutions and developing the business lines of supply chain and eCommerce to take advantage of the growing B2C market. Sohail is responsible for NZ Post’s critical International multi-lateral and bi-lateral partnerships and multi-channel solutions.

Previously, Sohail was CEO of a cutting-edge technology company based in New Zealand and successfully expanded the business into the US, Europe and Asian markets. His prior roles included work in the electricity and water sectors, IT&T, and setting up new ventures in the technology space. Sohail has brought a strong customer and commercial view to the enterprises in which he has worked, particularly building domestic and international strategic customer relationships and industry networks.


Bryan Dobson
Chief Customer Officer

Bryan joined New Zealand Post in February 2017 and brings a wealth of experience in strategic marketing roles in the energy and financial services industries.

Immediately prior to joining New Zealand Post Bryan worked for MercuryNZ where he held senior sales and marketing, digital transformation and general management roles. Bryan has a first class honours degree in marketing.


Janet Selwood, BA, MBA
Chief Transformation Officer

Janet joined the New Zealand Post Group in May 2013 as Strategic Advisor to the Chief Executive, having previously held a variety of roles in Telecom. She was appointed to her current role in December 2017.

Janet has worked in private, SOE and government sectors, predominantly in the areas of Strategic Planning, Business Performance Management, Business/Investment Analysis, Finance and Leadership.


Malcolm Shaw, LLB (Hons)
Chief Governance & Sustainability Officer

Since joining New Zealand Post in 2000, Malcolm has held the role of General Counsel, and has provided leadership across a range of corporate areas developing extensive experience in general management and leadership.

Prior to joining NZ Post, he had a broad background both as in-house counsel in Contact Energy and the New Zealand Dairy Board, and as a corporate and commercial lawyer in firms in New Zealand and overseas.

Malcolm continues to be a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.


John van Woerkom, BCA, CA
Interim Chief Financial Officer

John joined NZ Post in September 2015 and prior to his appointment as interim CFO, John was in the role of Deputy CFO responsible for various functions including planning, management reporting, portfolio management, process management and investor relations.

Before he joined NZ Post, John worked in a number of financial and management roles at Telecom/Spark, most recently as Group Financial Controller. John started his career at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) and had a stint at The Treasury prior to joining Telecom.