Apr 26, 2021

Post office scandal: Ex-boss quits director jobs after scandal

The former chief executive of the Post Office has quit her roles on the boards of Morrisons and Dunelm following the IT scandal which led to the wrongful convictions of former postmasters. On Friday, 39 former Post Office workers saw their criminal convictions overturned by the Court of Appeal. Questions had being raised about the behaviour of Post Office directors during this time, and Ms Vennells faced calls to have her bonuses clawed back and be stripped of her CBE title, which had been given for "Services to the Post Office and to charity". "Ms Vennells said:"It is obvious that my involvement with the Post Office has become a distraction from the good work undertaken in the Diocese of St Albans and in the parishes I serve. At the Court of Appeal on Friday, Lord Justice Holroyde said the Post Office "Knew there were serious issues" and had a "Clear duty to investigate".

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