The Open Identity Exchange is thrilled to announce that the Post Office has joined as an Executive level member.   Post Office takes up positions on both the OIX global and the OIX UK Europe Chapter board of directors.

The Post Office is a crucial part of the social and economic infrastructure of the UK.  Through over 11,500 branches and an increasing digital presence, it provides convenient access to essential services – mails, banking, government services, telecoms – for households and small businesses throughout the country. The Post Office has a long history in the provision of identity services, from passport and driving licence applications to document notarisation used for financial, employment and lifestyle services.  In recent years, the Post Office has led the market for the UK Government’s flagship digital identity programme, GOV.UK Verify.  Identity is a critical element of an overall business strategy aimed at ensuring the Post Office matters as much to customers tomorrow as it does today.

Martin Edwards, Managing Director of Post Office Identity Services said, “We are a commercial business with a social purpose at our core. We look forward to championing the voice of the customer in OIX’s mission to accelerate the adoption of digital identity.  We are particularly excited about using our role on the Board to support the development of OIX’s diversity and social responsibility programmes.  We will help broaden the demographic of the identity community and drive inclusion within the products and services of its members.”

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