South African Post Office has appointed Purple Capital Executive Chairperson Mark Barnes as its new CEO.
Barnes replaces current CEO Christopher Hlekane.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Barnes about what he will bring to the party.
Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.
I am overwhelmed by Government’s willingness to appoint a businessperson to head up a parastatal.— Mark Barnes
The Post Office probably has the biggest client base in South Africa.— Mark Barnes
The SA Post Office is uniquely placed to bank the unbanked.— Mark Barnes
The SA Post Office’s turnaround strategy is very well thought through.— Mark Barnes
I still have to engage with the trade unions. But I will tell them that I have come here to help.— Mark Barnes
I’m looking forward to being of service.— Mark Barnes