Former Camelot Group CEO appointed interim chair of Post Office

Former Camelot Group CEO appointed interim chair of Post Office

The former Chief Executive of Camelot Group, Nigel Railton has been appointed interim chair of Post Office Limited.

Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch appointed Mr Railton, who will soon take up the post, on completion of pre-appointment checks.

Mr Railton previously served as Chief Executive of Camelot Group, and will lead the Board of Directors and be invited to give Ministers his views on the future direction of the Post Office.

Mr Badenoch said Mr Railton had the “necessary experience to lead an organisation as large and complex as the Post Office”.

“I am confident he will work well with the leadership team to implement the change that is required in the organisation,” said Mr Badenoch.

“The government is committed to delivering justice for the postmasters, but also fulfil our duties to Post Office staff. I want to thank Nigel for stepping up to public service at a time of need, and I know he can help fix the issues of the past whilst transforming the company for the future.”

Mr Railton added: “The Post Office plays a vital role in communities across the country. It is a national institution and its success in the years ahead matters to everyone.

“This is an incredibly challenging time for the Post Office as it works to address historic failures while also striving to transform its business.

“I look forward to leading the board as interim chair, ensuring it plays its part alongside Ministers, the Post Office leadership, and postmasters to deliver a plan which supports its future success.”