Chrissie Maus – FCC’s New CEO in 150th Year

The Fremantle Chamber of Commerce has just announced the appointment of Chrissie Maus as it a new Chief Executive Officer to ring in its 150th year. She will officially take up the cudgels on 8 March.

Fremantle Chamber of Commerce President, Mr Lee Bartlett, welcomed the appointment of Ms Maus as a ‘brave business advocate and civic leader’.

The Perth-born Ms Maus comes well credentialed as the former head of the largest retail and entertainment precinct in Australia – Melbourne’s Chapel Street. In 2018, she was the National Future Leader of the Year winner.

No stranger to getting her message out, Ms Maus is an AICD graduate and, during the pandemic, an Opinion Writer for The West Australian newspaper.

Mr Bartlett added: ‘Chrissie Maus brings fresh eyes to WA’s cultural epicentre and an energy that is contagious. Her diverse background will add significant experience and reinvention to the Chamber’s team, and we look forward to working with her to reimagine the Chamber’s membership offering and engaging with our local Fremantle businesses’.

Chair of the City of Fremantle’s Destination Marketing Working Group, Linda Wayman said that ‘as someone who saw Chrissie start out on her career, I have had first-hand experience of her enthusiasm and commitment to whatever she sets her mind on. That enthusiasm and talent has taken her a long way and Fremantle will now benefit greatly from Chrissie’s varied experience, notably in representing the Chapel Street retail brand.’

Ms Maus is already relishing her new opportunity in Fremantle, commenting:

‘No matter where I have worked, my heart has always been in The West. I’m looking forward to this incredibly prestigious opportunity to harness the innovation and energy of the Fremantle business community. The weight of this business card in my bag shall be carried with care.

‘I would like to truly commend the Fremantle community for their strength and resilience over the last three years. The continued economic pressures are a pertinent reminder that it’s vital for the FCC to exist and to examine the long-term consequences of actions and decisions being made by government and major stakeholders.’

Welcome to Freo, Chrissie Maus!


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