Meet our Executive Leadership Team

David Walsh BCA, CA
Chief Executive Officer, NZ 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.

Bryan Dobson
Chief Customer Officer

Bryan joined NZ 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 NZ 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.

Brendon Main
Chief Operations Officer

Brendon joined NZ Post in December 2017, bringing with him over 15 years of experience leading operations, strategy and business development and customer service across transport and logistics organisations including Auckland Transport and Air New Zealand.

Prior to being appointed as Chief Operations Officer in October 2020, Brendon held the position of General Manager Customer Service Delivery Northern at NZ Post.

Rhonda Richardson, BCA, CA
Chief Financial Officer

Rhonda joined NZ post as Chief Financial Officer in November 2020.

Rhonda brings significant financial and commercial experience to NZ Post, together with extensive experience in leading operational and customer functions. Immediately prior to joining NZ Post Rhonda held several senior leadership positions at Chorus NZ Limited. Previous experience includes a variety of management roles at Spark and The Treasury.

Peter Kennedy
Chief Data and Technology Officer

Peter joined NZ Post in October 2023 to further enhance our capabilities within data and technology. Peter’s most recent role was at Genesis Energy, where he was Chief Digital Officer. Prior to this, he held senior commercial, customer and product roles in the U.K at Sainsbury’s Bank Plc and Countrywide Plc. In addition to industry experience in finance and utilities Peter has also worked across telecommunications and forestry.

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

Since joining NZ 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.