The Post Office has named former Nisa boss Nick Read as its new Group Chief Executive.
The appointment could be a sign that the Post Office is taking convenience more seriously.
Read will join the business in September. After his Nisa stint, he became CEO of Extra Energy. He has also held senior roles at Tesco, Thomas Cook, Vodafone, HBOS and Lloyds Banking Group.
Post Office Chairman Tim Parker said: “Nick brings to the Post Office a wealth of experience from a range of sectors, including convenience retail, banking, and travel, with a strong track record of commercial success and a reputation for always putting customers first.
Nick Read commented: “I am really looking forward to working with everyone involved in the business and in particular the thousands of postmasters around the country who are its lifeblood.
“I am determined that together we will ensure that Post Offices thrive as successful businesses wherever they are.
“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to lead the business towards a sustainable future, meeting the commercial challenges of a rapidly changing world while at the same time cementing and enhancing the important role Post Offices play in the communities they serve.”