Moya Greene

Former CEO, Royal Mail


Moya Greene was Chief Executive Officer of Royal Mail Group for eight years starting in July 2010. She was recruited to effect a wholesale transformation of the business and the implementation of a new strategy. Prior to joining Royal Mail, Moya was CEO of Canada Post for five years where again she led a successful transformation programme, significantly improving profitability despite declining mail volumes.

She also has strong public sector background, developed over a 17-year period when she assumed progressively senior roles in seven different ministries of the Canadian federal public service including its Cabinet Office. In 2013, Moya received the Sunday Times Business Person of the Year Award. In 2014, she received the Financial Times Boldness in Business Award, and the Ashridge Business School Leader of the Year Award. Ms Greene was ranked one of the most powerful EMEA female CEOs in Fortune 2015.

1. Best piece of advice you’ve been given?

The two most important things about a proposed career move:

  • The quality and experience level of the person to whom you directly report.

  • What do you get out of it.

2. Worst piece of advice you’ve been given?

Never look like you want the job…

3. What would you tell your younger self?

Don’t expect your career to be smooth sailing. There will be set-backs and you will learn more from them than anything else you experience. 

4. What excites you most about the future of your industry?

I’ve always been in transportation and logistics. I love it because as we see in these extraordinary and difficult times just how important it is. It is essential for the functioning of society and economies.

5. Who or what is your biggest inspiration?

I am inspired by women who use their talents,  drive and opportunity to be unstoppable, to forge their own independent lives…and by doing so, make a difference. Maya Angelou, Hillary Clinton, Jane Austen, Billie Jean King, Jodie Foster, Tina Turner, Belinda Gates, and many many others..

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