Fremantle Ports chief executive Michael Parker dies suddenly at work

Sean Smith
The Nightly
Michael Parker is the new chief executive of Fremantle Ports.
Michael Parker is the new chief executive of Fremantle Ports. Credit: The Nightly/RegionalHUB

Fremantle Ports has been rocked by the sudden death of chief executive Michael Parker at its headquarters on Wednesday.

Mr Parker was appointed to the $523,000-a-year job at Fremantle Ports in 2021 after nearly 26 years in senior roles at bauxite and aluminium company Alcoa, in Australia and the US.

He finished his career at the US-owned group as the Perth-based head of Alcoa of Australia between 2015 and 2020.

Sign up to The Nightly's newsletters.

Get the first look at the digital newspaper, curated daily stories and breaking headlines delivered to your inbox.

Email Us
By continuing you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

The State Government-owned Fremantle Ports confirmed the shock death, saying Mr Parker passed away “at work, shortly after 9am” on Wednesday.

He leaves behind wife Wendy and four children.

“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,” Fremantle Ports said.

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


Latest Edition

The front page of The Nightly for 15-07-2024

Latest Edition

Edition Edition 15 July 202415 July 2024

Defiant Trump breaks silence on ‘miraculous’ survival after shock assassination attempt sparks search for answers.