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Fremantle Ports mourns passing of CEO

Fremantle Ports is focusing on looking after its people and families after the recent passing of CEO Michael Parker last week

Fremantle Ports has been left reeling after the announcement that its CEO Michael Parker passed away last week.

According to an online Fremantle Ports statement on LinkedIn, Parker passed away shortly after 9AM on Wednesday April 3.

The 52-year-old was appointed as Fremantle Ports CEO in May 2021 after a lengthy career at Alcoa that led to him being Alcoa Alumina and Alcoa Australia’s managing director and chairman from 2015 to 2019.

Fremantle Ports says Parker was deeply committed to the safety and wellbeing of all people and was a kind, involved and thoughtful leader.

In his three years as CEO at Fremantle Ports, he led an agenda to help evolve the port company that included a major capital works program to upgrade port assets and a suite of effective organisational change initiatives directed at ensuring the organisation was prepared for a dynamic future.

Fremantle Ports chair Chris Sutherland says Fremantle Ports has been focused on ensuring Parker’s family, including spouse Wendy and their four children have its full support.

“He was a wonderful father, an exceptional leader and will be sorely missed,” Sutherland says.

“May Michael rest in peace. Our thoughts are with his family.”

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