News

01 August 2017

Australia Post stalwart Christine Corbett has been named winner of the Outstanding Alumni Award for the QUT Business School at a ceremony in Brisbane today.

The annual QUT Outstanding Alumni Awards recognise outstanding graduates of the university (and predecessor institutions), who have displayed exceptional professional, academic or research achievements and contributions to the community.

Ms Corbett graduated with a QUT Bachelor of Business (Communication) degree in 1989 and joined Australia Post two years later as a public relations officer.

She has since risen through the ranks to chief customer officer, along the way helping transform the product and service offerings of the 207-year-old iconic brand to ensure its financial sustainability.

She has held positions that have developed into key leadership roles across retail, mail network, strategy, major change, marketing and communications.

Her commitment to advocating for social inclusion has been a driving force in her career and is something that has strongly influenced her leadership journey.

In her 25 years at Australia Post, she has had the unique opportunity to help shape an organisation faced with the ongoing challenges of balancing its commercial and social obligations.

Ms Corbett met the evolving needs of Australia’s diverse and geographically disparate communities and businesses, and has led major innovative change designed to be responsive to community and corporate social responsibility, as well as diversity and inclusion.

Ms Corbett is a business strategist with demonstrated capability to deliver an enhanced customer experience across multiple channels and to deliver new revenue streams in both mature and emerging markets.

She also holds a QUT Bachelor of Laws degree (1999) and in 2013 graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Christine Corbett named winner of the Outstanding Alumni Award for the QUT Business School.