Linfox snaps up Fryer for government role

Former senior Victorian Police roads officer will look after defence services as well

Linfox snaps up Fryer for government role
Assistant commissioner Doug Fryer is moving to Linfox


Linfox Logistics is to gain the services of Victorian Road Policing Command assistant commissioner Doug Fryer as president government and defence.

The high-profile policeman has been one of the major faces of road safety in the state and arrives at the company after more than three decades in the force.

"Doug brings strong organisational leadership, in-depth understanding of the workings of government and is held in high regard at federal and state levels," Linfox CEO ANZ Mark Mazurek says. 

"I look forward to working with Doug to continue delivering strong customer service in our Government and Defence business unit."

Fryer’s appointment of follows retired major general Mick Slater’s decision to leave Linfox after three year in the post.

"I would like to thank and farewell Mick Slater," Mazurek says. 

"Mick has been part of the Linfox Executive Leadership Team [ELT] since 2015 and has successfully led the Government and Defence business unit during this time. 

"Mick’s high standards have been a hallmark of his time with Linfox and I wish him well in the future."

Fryer joins the ELT on August 20 and will be based in Melbourne.

Renewal at Linfox Logistics includes new boss Mark Mazurek. Read about him here.

The move follows less than a month after the company gained ports expert Mick Cronin as the new president of retail for its Australian business.

Cronin was formerly NSW Ports general manager strategy and commercial, with Linfox noting his long experience in supply chain, logistics, operations and procurement and work within a number of large Australian and global companies.

"I welcome Mick to this role and look forward to working with him and our Retail customers to bring new service offerings," Mazurek said at the time. 

"In the past 12 months, Linfox has renewed its leadership team and we will continue to do this as the industry develops to ensure that we meet the needs of our customers."

Cronin also joins the Linfox Logistics ANZ’s ELT. 

Outgoing incumbent Terry Quinnell steps back to take on a part-time role focused on delivering "a number of critical growth projects for Linfox and will remain on the Linfox ELT".

"Terry has been a part of Linfox for more than two decades," Mazurek says. 

"I’ve personally appreciated Terry’s approach.  Since taking on the role of president retail, he has made a significant contribution to the business and I look forward to working with him in his new role."


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