Fremantle Ports CEO passes

Michael Parker, Fremantle CEO.

Fremantle Ports has reported its Chief Executive Officer Michael Parker has passed.

Parker, who was 52, died suddenly at work last week, Wednesday morning 3 April.

He was appointed CEO in May 2021 following a long career with Alcoa where he started in 1994.

Parker’s tenure at Alcoa culminated in him assuming the role of Managing Director/Chairman of Alcoa Alumina and Alcoa of Australia from 2015 to 2019.

“Our focus has been ensuring Michael’s family, his spouse Wendy, and their four children Ben, Jackson, Sophie and Dan, have our full support and our people receive the care and time they require to process this news,” said Fremantle Ports in an online statement.

“Michael was deeply committed to the safety and wellbeing of all people and was a kind, involved and thoughtful leader.”

In Parker’s three years as CEO, he led an ambitious agenda of change for Fremantle Ports, 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 in the decades ahead.

“He was a wonderful father, an exceptional leader and will be sorely missed,” said Chris Sutherland, Fremantle Ports Chair.

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