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New chair appointed at Fremantle Port Authority

Chris Sutherland has been appointed new chair of the Fremantle Port Authority, effective 1 January 2023.

Chris Sutherland has been appointed the new chair of the Fremantle Port Authority, taking after Ross Love who served in the position for three years.

Sutherland’s appointment will be effective 1 January 2023 and he will serve an initial two-year term.

Sutherland brings has previously served over a decade as the managing director and group chief executive officer of services firm Programmed. He has been a director of the Southern Ports Authority for the past two years.

Making the announcement, Western Australia’s Minister for Transport, Planning and Ports Rita Saffioti welcomed Sutherland to the role.

“Chris [Sutherland] has held numerous executive and non-executive leadership positions, and brings strong business acumen to the role,” she said.

“I look forward to working closely with Chris as we embark on significant and transformational projects like Westport and Future of Fremantle.”

The Fremantle Port Authority manages shipping channels, navigation aids, cargo wharves, the Fremantle Passenger Terminal, road and rail transport infrastructure, moles and seawalls and other port infrastructure at Fremantle  Port – Western Australia’s largest and busiest general cargo port.

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