Passing of Fremantle Ports CEO Michael Parker

Here is a statement from Fremantle Ports advising of the sad news of the passing of CEO Michael Parker today, 3 April, 2024.

With great sadness, we can confirm that our Chief Executive Officer Michael
Parker passed away this morning at work, shortly after 9am.

Mr Parker, 52, was appointed CEO in May 2021 after a long career with
Alcoa which culminated in him assuming the role of Managing Director/Chairman of Alcoa Alumina and Alcoa of Australia between 2015 and 2019.

Our focus today 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.

While at the helm of Fremantle Ports, Mr Parker was a dynamic and engaging leader who was extremely well-liked by staff throughout the organisation.

Mr Parker was deeply committed to the safety and wellbeing of all people and led the way in his demonstration of these values.

In 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 Fremantle Ports Chair, Chris Sutherland.

May Michael rest in peace. Our prayers are with his family.

Fremantle Shipping News extends its deepest sympathy to Mr Parker’s wife, children, family and friends on their sad loss.