New Zealand-born Coats Viyella chief is new head of the Post Office

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The Independent Online
A NEW Zealand-born businessman was today appointed to be the new chairman of the Post Office. Neville Bain, 57, will succeed Sir Michael Heron when he retires from the top job later this month.

Mr Bain was group chief executive of Coats Viyella until he resigned a year ago and before that spent 27 years with Cadbury Schweppes, where he was deputy group chief executive.

Mr Bain is currently chairman of Hogg Robinson and a non-executive director of Safeway, Scottish & Newcastle and Gartmore Scotland Investment Trust.