Royal Mail Group chief executive officer Moya Greene said: ‘Shane’s wide experience will be an asset to the company as we continue our modernisation drive. There is enormous interest in the company - from the media, all our customers, and, crucially, from our people - and Shane will play a key role in ensuring we get our message across effectively and clearly.’
O’Riordain left Lloyds in July, when he said he would be 'taking a short break before seeking a new opportunity with another organisation'. He was replaced by former Burghley Communications managing partner Brigitte Trafford.
O’Riordain has also worked for the Irish Diplomatic Service in Dublin and Washington.