Elmar Toime, Director, E Toime Consulting Ltd., and international postal industry expert Through his company E Toime Consulting Limited and based on his broad experience as a senior executive in the industry, Elmar Toime is an independent advisor to the postal sector.  He lives in London.

He is chairman of Postea, Inc, a postal technology group incorporated in 2006 and is a member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading logistics company.  He is also a non-executive director of Blackbay Limited, a market-leading mobile solutions service company, and advises a number of start-up firms in the postal and logistics sector.

Elmar was the chief executive of New Zealand Post Limited from 1993 to 2003 where he diversified its business base into new areas of activity, including in 2002 the establishment of a new, full service retail bank, Kiwibank Ltd.  This move into banking exemplified his long interest and commitment to extracting value from the post office retail network. In 2003 he moved to the UK when he was appointed Executive Deputy Chairman of the Royal Mail Group, including chairman of the Royal Mail management board and chairman of GLS B.V., a leading parcel delivery company in Europe.

In 2004 Elmar was awarded a life-time achievement award for leadership in the postal industry.  Born in Italy, Elmar grew up and was educated in Melbourne, Australia and has qualifications in Science and in Economics from the University of Melbourne.

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