CouriersPlease CEO steps down

Long time CouriersPlease CEO has announced his departure from the company after 18 years.

After six years as CEO, Mark McGinley said he was leaving the company in a statement issued on LinkedIn.

“I want to thank the entire CP team and Franchisees past and present for all their guidance, support, hard work but most important of all, their friendship over the past 18 years,” he said.

“I am very proud of everything we achieved along the way, particularly how the team stood up in the last two years in these very challenging times, resulting in recent months with CP being voted No 1 courier company in Australia by CanstarBlue , an amazing result for all,” said McGinley.

McGinley, who has been appointed CEO of Freightlancer, the freight division of Freelancer, the world’s largest crowdsourcing marketplace, said CouriersPlease had been a large part of his professional life and he would miss working with its customers and service partners, whom he thanked.

Under McGinley’s guidance, CouriersPlease has grown to the point its more than 800 franchisees are now delivering 40 million parcels a year.

Last mile e-commerce logistics, according to McGinley, is a tough and unforgiving industry “check out the online reviews!” but was rewarding as one of the most collaborative and exciting industries to work in.

He begins the new role at Freightlancer 1 December.

“This is an exciting opportunity for me to work with a dynamic and vibrant company led by the inspirational Matt Barrie,” he said.

“I look forward to working with the team to continue to grow this already burgeoning business and help Freightlancer transition into a global e-commerce marketplace.”

In a statement provided to Prime Mover, CouriersPlease acknowledged McGinley’s 18 years of valued leadership, noting his contribution to the business in that time had been immense.

“As CEO, Mark successfully led CP through unprecedented growth by integrating new technologies into our operations and services, and leading the massive expansion of our network, our people and our depots,” CouriersPlease said.

“At the same time, Mark transitioned CP to a COVID-safe business during a challenging period, to ensure the safety of our people and customers. Mark also implemented sustainable initiatives into our operations and services. Thanks to Mark’s leadership and vision, CP has won six major industry awards since early 2020,” continued the statement.

“CP will soon be announcing a new CEO, who will continue Mark’s legacy and build upon the recent growth and success achieved.

“We express our sincere thanks to Mark for his tireless service and wish him much success in his career.”