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DHL Supply Chain names successor to longstanding CFO

Appointments

A former accounting function strategist takes over as regional finance chief.

By Philip King 9 minute read

DHL Supply Chain has appointed Brindha Pillay as CFO Australia and New Zealand succeeding Craig Roberts, who relocates to a DHL role overseeing Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

DHL said Ms Pillay had been a strong contributor to the organisation for more than 15 years after starting as Australia’s finance manager. Prior to this role, she was the senior vice-president, global head of accounting and process digitalisation finance at DHL.

Asia-Pacific CFO Kwok-wai Lee said Ms Pillay is an ideal fit for the role.

“I have every confidence in Brindha’s abilities to step into the CFO role with her strong business acumen, developed in key finance roles both in Australia and internationally,” he said.

“I have worked closely with Brindha and Craig over the years and have seen first-hand their excellent contributions to the DHL Supply Chain business.”

DHL said during her time Ms Pillay has championed a number of strategic initiatives, including the creation and implementation of the first key milestones of the overall strategy for the accounting function, globally. 

“I am excited to take on the role of CFO for DHL Supply Chain in ANZ, and continue to champion excellence in the office of finance across the business,” said Ms Pillay.

“Craig has built a strong finance organisation, and I’m committed to driving value for the organisation, focusing on strong financial performance, process innovation, and transformative growth.”

Mr Roberts said Ms Pillay’s “exceptional skills and dedication” would help drive continued success for DHL Supply Chain.

“I couldn’t think of a better person to succeed me and have full confidence in her ability to continue driving strategic value for the business,” he said. “I’ve been working very closely with Brindha to ensure a smooth and successful transition.”

DHL said Mr Roberts had been with the group for almost 30 years after joining in 1995 as a financial accountant in South Africa. He held various CFO positions in the Asia-Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa region before relocating to Australia in 2017 to lead the financial operations across Australia and New Zealand.

Throughout his time in Australia, Craig was instrumental in the strategic acquisition of the Cameron Group, the development of several strategic projects, and made a significant contribution to the growth of the business.

DHL is a global brand in the logistics industry with about 395,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.

 

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