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DigitalCFO Newsroom | 16 September 2021

Rachel Foster, CFO for DHL New Zealand
  • Rachel Foster has been with DHL since 2016
  • DHL Supply Chain New Zealand is investing in sites

Rachel Foster took over the position of CFO in August 2021 and succeeds Chris Mellsop who has retired after 24 years with DPDHL. Chris has held a number of Finance roles across the group in Asia Pacific and America and has been CFO in New Zealand since 2018.

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

Rachel has been the Commercial Manager for 5 years and prior to joining DHL Rachel held accounting roles at Accent Group, GE Capital and Southern Cross Hospitals. With 15 years’ experience in Finance Rachel 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” says Rachel. “It’s an exciting time for the business, we have a real focus on data science and digitalization. I’m looking forward to working with the team to build on what has already been achieved here in New Zealand.”