The Board of Jersey Post has announced the appointment of Tim Brown as its new Chief Executive. Mr Brown will take over from Kevin Keen who will be stepping down at the end of July following three years in the role.
Mr Brown has held a wide range of senior roles in the postal and logistics industry over the last twenty years and, since 2011, has been a non-executive director of Jersey Post and its Deputy Chairman since 2013. He is also a Chartered Public Finance Accountant and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Mike Liston, Chairman of Jersey Post said “ Kevin Keen has fully delivered the business turnaround task he was set by the Board when he joined Jersey Post, as it faced the loss of the Island’s Fulfilment industry upon withdrawal of LVCR in the UK. With its radical restructuring now complete, and the business profitable despite the loss of half its annual revenues caused by the LVCR demise, the company is in a strong position to exploit the opportunities for growth which Tim Brown’s diverse experience of the industry will facilitate.” He added that Mr Brown is a former Chief Executive of the UK Postal Regulator, and has also worked in senior executive roles within Royal Mail and the private postal sector.
Tim Brown said, “I am very much looking forward to what is a great opportunity. The business has come a long way over the last few years thanks to Kevin and the team at Jersey Post. The challenge for the future is to build on the recent success to offset the continued decline in the traditional letter volumes affecting all postal operators. I believe my experience of the wider logistics and postal industry will bring benefits to the company and help it meet these future challenges.”
Kevin Keen said, “I have really enjoyed my three years and am immensely proud of what we have achieved given the substantial challenges we faced. I would like to pay tribute to the staff and Board of the company who have given me so much support in what was always intended to be a temporary role.”