Fremantle Ports has begun the recruitment process as current CEO, Chris Leatt-Hayter, announced he will retire in January 2021 after 12 years in the role.
Western Australian Ports Minister, Alannah MacTiernan, thanked Fremantle Mr Leatt-Hayter for almost two decades of service to the port, including 12 years as CEO.
Mr Leatt-Hayter joined Fremantle Ports in 1992 from the Department of Transport, and was appointed CEO in December 2008.
Mr Leatt-Hayter will finish in the role in January 2021, with a recruitment process now underway for a new CEO for Fremantle Ports Authority.
“Chris is a tireless worker with a deep sense of duty to his State, and we thank him for almost 20 years of service at Fremantle Ports Authority,” Ms MacTiernan said.
“As our largest cargo port, Fremantle Ports is critical to our State’s economy – and Chris has very ably steered the ship and helped our State to prosper.
“Over the last six months, Chris’ exemplary management of the COVID-19 pandemic at Fremantle Port – including his handling of the cruise ship crisis – helped to keep the Western Australian community safe, protected the health of port workers and kept our trading economy strong.
“We wish Chris the best for his well-deserved retirement.”