Business Franchise Australia


New CEO to drive online international retail growth for Fastway Couriers

 Fastway Couriers Australia is set to deliver even more to the parcel delivery sector and the country’s $21.4 billion¹ online marketplace, with the appointment of Peter Lipinski as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Effective immediately, Peter’s new role sees the introduction of a wide range of innovative technologies and operational enhancements, including the development of ‘Fastway International’, which is expected to launch in mid-2017.

Peter Lipinski, new CEO of Fastway Couriers Australia said he will utilise his vast experience in parcel delivery operations, customer relationship management, strategic business planning, and managing a franchise network to realise Fastway Courier the company’s vision to grow and offer customers even more than ever.

“I’m delighted to continue at Fastway Couriers Australia in my new role as CEO. We’re passionate about what we can offer our customers and have access to some of the best technology available, making 2017 an extremely exciting time for all of us. Over the past five to seven years, we’ve developed a strong reputation for being the parcel delivery provider of choice for online retailers, which has enabled us to expand and develop an impressive client base. Now, with greater technology behind us, the sky is the limit.”


Profile: Peter Lipinski, Fastway Couriers’ New CEO

Prior to his promotion to CEO, Peter spent more than six years with Fastway Couriers Australia with his most recent role as Chief Operating Officer (COO), working closely with his predecessor Richard Thame to grow the business. As a result, Peter brings: a wealth of knowledge on the business and the parcel delivery sector; a unique perspective on technology innovation; and the ability to provide a smooth transition to this change of role. Peter will continue to further establish Fastway Couriers’ the company’s award winning track record, strong focus on delivering high levels of service, and push the boundaries of innovation in parcel delivery, particularly in the online retail market.

Peter has over 15 years of senior business experience in sectors including: management consultancy, manufacturing and the service industry. Peter will be responsible for leading an award-winning team of more than 800 Courier Franchisees nationwide.

“I look forward to working with my team to drive profitability and grow our services. Together with our Aramex family, we’ll optimise technologies to launch our latest initiative, ‘Fastway International’. This will be our latest service offering which will set us apart once again, and provide our customers with all the tools they need to make their business a success. We’re confident that we’ll offer our Australian businesses the ability to send and receive parcels on a global scale by mid-year,” said Peter.

Peter’s predecessor, Richard, has been appointed to Regional Director of Aramex across Australia and New Zealand. Aramex, which purchased Fastway Couriers in January 2016, is a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transport, operating in over 60 countries.

“It’s an honour to take over the reins from Richard, who firmly established Fastway Couriers as a leading courier company and a challenger brand in the online retailing market. I look forward to further expanding Fastway Couriers Australia’s service offering, both nationally and internationally, and growing our presence in the e-commerce marketplace,” said Peter.


About Fastway Couriers 

Fastway Couriers was founded in Napier, New Zealand in 1983. Through the years, Fastway Couriers has managed to extend its presence in Australia and other countries to make it a globally franchised company.

Supported by the latest technologies, Fastway Couriers commits itself to a unique and customer centric approach by providing cost effective and dependable courier services. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Fastway Couriers is the ideal choice for consumers, as well as for small and big businesses.

Fastway Couriers in Australia has been in operation since 1993. It has now a network that is composed of 27 regional franchises and more than 800 franchise partners all over the country–each one committed in meeting the needs and expectations of clients.


For more information on Fastway Couriers, visit

¹NAB Online Retail Sales Index: November 2016