Jodie Ransom appointed Fremantle Ports’ new CEO

Jodie Ransom has been appointed CEO of the Fremantle Ports Authority commencing 1 July 2024, succeeding Michael Parker, who tragically died of a heart attack in April.

Ransom joined FPA as General Manager – Operations in early May and became acting CEO after the passing of Parker.

She has spent more than 30 years in the ports and marine industries, most recently serving as General Manager, West (covering Western Australia, Northern Territory and Papua New Guinea) for Svitzer Australia.

Ransom began her career as a seafarer with BHP Transport before progressing into management, operational, commercial and supply chain roles, including with MUR Shipping Australia, Jebsens Australia and CBH Group.

She has also served with the Freight and Logistics Council of Western Australia and on the board of the Kimberley Port Authority.

Ransom becomes the second female CEO of FPA, following the former Governor of WA, the Hon Kerry Sanderson, who served in the role from 1991 to 2008.

“I congratulate Jodie Ransom on her appointment to CEO of Fremantle Port Authority,” said Ports Minister, David Michael. “It was clear that Jodie’s breadth of experience across port operations, marine and shipping as well as commodity export experience made her an ideal candidate for this appointment by the FPA Board.”

“Fremantle Port Authority has a significant investment plan to deliver and has a vital role in the development of industry in Western Australia,” the Minister added. “I look forward to working with Jodie to realise the opportunities in front of us.”

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