Australia Post's Christine Holgate during a Senate estimates hearing at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday. But a second card issued for Ms Holgate's office, which employs two people, totalled $287,063.44 for the same timeframe. Moreover, it was her father who encouraged her to start a business when she was young and by the age of 15, she already had a truck selling icecream. "As a result, Melbourne office staff have been working remotely and access to some records has been restricted. Moving on to her family, Christine Holgate has a total number of four siblings. This has impacted on the retrieval and review of records.". ASIC scandal expense puts chairman and deputy in the gun. Country of residence : Unknown. A very expensive luxury watch. According to SMH, Christine Holgate has an estimated net worth of $800 million in 2020. When asked about the car bling, Holgate said it had been a gift from her husband. To be precise: a gold Serpenti Tubogas watch from luxury Italian jeweller Bulgari. Sign up to The Sydney Morning Herald’s newsletter here, to The Age’s newsletter here and Brisbane Times' here. The nation's mail delivery service has provided the information to a Senate committee in response to a series of questions regarding its financial management but has refused to break down how much of its money was spent. The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald can also reveal Ms Holgate, who earned more than $2.5 million in pay and bonuses as the publicly owned entity's chief ... Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate. Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate had already made her fair share of enemies before being forced to stand down over the gift of $12,000 in Cartier watches to employees. Rob Harris is the National Affairs Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia Post hired $3000-a-day reputation manager as it wound back deliveries. You will be redirected once the validation is complete. Australia Post also declared Ms Holgate's personal corporate credit card bill for the past financial year totalled $29,298, which was used for gifts, meals and travel expenses among other expenses. We have found 38 people in the UK with the name Christine Holgate. No stranger to a scandal, Eddie McGuire has launched a staunch defence of embattled Australia Post boss Christine Holgate, with the Collingwood president attacking the … The most important news, analysis and insights delivered to your inbox at the start and end of each day. Australia Post said on Monday that Domestique was still engaged but not on an ongoing retainer, and "provided advice on an ad hoc basis". www.192.com is using a security service for protection against online attacks. This process is automatic. Christine Kay Holgate of Marquette, Passed away in the UP Health Systems-Hospital in Marquette, September 20, 2020 at the age of 68. Australia Post's admission comes amid the organisation's warnings that Australians should prepare to post their Christmas parcels up to six weeks in advance to ensure gifts arrive in time as it deals with massive backlogs at delivery centres. Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. Then again, that’s a splash in the pond compared to the $1.15 million in termination payments AusPost handed out this year to just three executives. ASIC sat on this shocking revelation for a year and did nothing until the Auditor-General Grant Hehir made the extraordinary decision of writing to the Treasurer. www.192.com is using a security service for protection against online attacks. Mr Thornton is lucky there's electronic transfer of funds – otherwise if the cheque was in the mail from Australia Post, he'd know he'd be waiting quite a while," she said. How unfortunate though, given the revelations that Holgate rewarded four senior executives with four Cartier watches worth $3000 each, that Holgate chose to accessorise her Senate hot seat session with a luxury watch. Click here to find personal data about Christine Holgate including phone numbers, addresses, directorships, electoral roll information, related property prices and other useful information. Presently, Christine W. Holgate occupies the position of Group Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director at Australian Postal Corp. She is also on the board of Collingwood Football Club and Chairman-ASEAN Council at Australia Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade. Age : 55. Bad timing: Holgate's very expensive estimates watch. Please enable cookies on your browser and try again. The service requires full cookie support in order to view this website. Christine was born in Big Rapids, MI, February 26, 1952, the daughter of Vern and Lulia (Dowell) Holgate and came to Marquette as a young child. In this episode, national editor Tory Maguire is joined by national affairs editor Rob Harris to discuss what's going on at our national postal service. www.192.com is using a security service for protection against online attacks. "He's being paid $3000 a day. While Australia Post didn't foot the bill, tone deaf, we hear you cry, not for the first time. "These services allow [Ms Holgate] ... to travel safely and securely – often at early or late hours – and provide a confidential environment in which to work on Australia Post matters while in transit," it said. Please Explain podcast: Why is the government investigating Australia Post? Please enable JavaScript on your browser and try again. Labor government accountability spokeswoman Kimberley Kitching said Ms Holgate brought in Mr Thornton to defend the indefensible. The service requires full JavaScript support in order to view this website. The bill for hiring leading public relations consultant Ross Thornton reached more than $119,000 for just 38 days between June and July, with the former adviser to James Hardie and AMP still engaged by Australia Post. Christine was born in Big Rapids, MI, February 26, 1952, the daughter of Vern and Lulia (Dowell) Holgate and came to Marquette as a young child. Summary. Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate.Credit:Justin McManus. Ms Holgate and some of Australia Post's senior executives are set to be grilled at Senate estimates next week following a string of scandals surrounding personal bonuses payments, intervention over One Nation leader Pauline Hanson's unsolicited mailout of stubby holders to public housing residents and massive delays to services. Christine Holgate told Senate estimates that she did not receive a Cartier watch herself, but is clearly in possession of a far more expensive timepiece that she has purchased. Christine Holgate will be paid her base salary of … Australia Post boss could face wider inquiry into her spending. Australia Post's Christine Holgate during a Senate estimates hearing at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen. It said providing an itemised breakdown of the charges would be an "unreasonable diversion of resources" but purchases broadly included flowers, gifts, meals, travel, venue hire, magazines and professional services. A damning report found some responses provided by Australia Post to senators' questions failed to grasp the responsibility of a publicly owned entity to be accountable to "the people of Australia through the Parliament and its committee system". It followed an announcement that Labor and the Greens would seek to overturn temporary regulatory powers granted to Australia Post by the Morrison government to allow letters to be delivered in metropolitan areas every second day, rather than every day, remove the priority mail product and extend delivery time for intrastate letters to five days. Christine Kay Holgate of Marquette, Passed away in the UP Health Systems-Hospital in Marquette, September 20, 2020 at the age of 68. She recently covered Victorian and NSW politics and business for News Corp, and previously worked for the Australian Financial Review. Australia Post's Christine Holgate during a Senate estimates hearing at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday. Sidelined Australia Post boss to collect $27,000 a week while watch investigation underway. Australia Post chief executive Christine Holgate made sure she looked the part for her career defining appearance at Senate estimates on Thursday, (which might yet turn out to be career ending, given it was so disastrous that the government quickly suspended her). Australia Post's chief executive Christine Holgate has been asked to step aside after it was revealed her office spent $12,000 on Cartier watches for its senior executives as rewards. The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald can also reveal Ms Holgate, who earned more than $2.5 million in pay and bonuses as the publicly owned entity's chief executive, spent about $300,000 on corporate credit cards and chauffeur-driven cars over a 12-month period. After all, Postie HQ under fresh plant lover Holgate splashed out more than $700,000 on office plants. The organisation also admitted Ms Holgate used a chauffeur-driven car service for work-related transport including between the office, the airport, accommodation, meeting locations and home. Stephen Brook is CBD columnist for The Age. Last year the $2.86 million-a-year chief executive (including bonuses) was spotted on the streets of Sydney’s Mosman driving an electric blue Range Rover four-wheel drive, with the bespoke "POSTY1" number plate. Australia Post boss Christine Holgate hired a $3000-a-day "reputation management" firm while the organisation sought to justify winding back mail delivery services and win political influence during the coronavirus pandemic. Samantha is the The Age's CBD columnist. She is survived by her sister, Marcia Holgate of Charlotte and niece Mrs. Kellery (Patrick) Francek of Farmington, MN in … Or as the jeweller prefers to describe it: the watch "coils the sinuosity of the snake with the contemporary soul of tubogas" as it evokes both the "sensual curves of a woman and the fluid shape of the serpent" , with a "flexible and tubular litheness" which "radiates glamour and a truly individual style". He spent six years in London working for The Guardian. Sign up to The Sydney Morning Herald’s newsletter here and The Age’s newsletter here. He is a former features editor and media editor at The Australian, where he wrote the Media Diary column and hosted the Behind The Media podcast. The most important news, analysis and insights delivered to your inbox at the start and end of each day. Christine Holgate, the first woman to lead Australia Post, was brought in to head the government company as it reeled from the departure of its hard-charging former chief executive Ahmed Fahour. Christine was born in Big Rapids, MI, February 26, 1952, the daughter of Vern and Lulia (Dowell) Holgate and came to Marquette as a young child. The watch can retail for as much as $48,300 locally, or for a little as $20,000. Christine Holgate. Public asset : 2,551,409 USD. Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. Credit: Alex Ellinghausen To be precise: a … In written answers to the Senate dated June 23, Australia Post confirmed it had hired crisis-management firm Domestique, where Mr Thornton is a partner, to provide "communication planning" and "issues management advice services".