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REA Group has found its new chief financial officer in finance executive Janelle Hopkins, who joins the real estate company after holding the same position at Australia Post for several years.

REA Group CFO Janelle Hopkins

Hopkins (LinkedIn profile) fills the CFO position left vacant following a management reshuffle that saw former chief executive Tracey Fellows (LinkedIn profile) promoted to president of digital real estate at parent company News Corp. Owen Wilson (LinkedIn profile) was elevated to REA Group CEO.

“We are incredibly excited to have Janelle join us at REA Group,” Wilson said in a statement to the ASX. “Her knowledge of different industries and experience managing large and diverse finance teams will be a great asset to our business as we continue to grow.”

Hopkins, who joins REA Group on June, 3, spent nearly seven years at Australia Post, almost six of which as group CFO. She previously held various management positions at National Australia Bank and also worked as an auditor at Deloitte for eight years.

Hopkins said she looked forward to joining REA Group and helping to drive the company’s growth strategy. “REA Group is … in a unique position to capitalize on our love of property,” she said. “I’m excited by REA Group’s vision and the strength of its culture, and I look forward to joining the team to deliver, drive and shape the group’s growth strategy.”