The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has appointed Dr Hermione Parsons as its new chief executive officer.
ALC Chair Philip Davies welcomed the appointment and said Parsons brought a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience across the end to end supply chain, with a career spanning the food industry, ports, economic issues, policy and research.
“The ALC Board is excited to have appointed Dr Parsons to this key leadership role and we are all looking forward to working closely with her, as we continue to advocate for a stronger supply chain and support our members,” he said.
“Dr Parsons has held executive leadership, research and public policy roles at a number of leading Australian institutions including serving as the director of a centre for supply chain and logistics, at two Universities and as co-founder of Wayfinder, an initiative focused on increasing female participation and diversity in the supply chain workforce.
“Never before has the supply chain been front and centre in the public debate and awareness around the freight and logistics sector to the national economy.
“This is an important time for the sector, we believe that Dr Parson’s insight, knowledge and experience, combined with our members spanning the supply chain will build on ALC’s work to shape safer, more efficient and sustainable supply chains.
“The ALC Board also extends our sincere thanks to outgoing CEO Brad Williams for his leadership and hard work. He leaves the ALC with a strong and focused team, as well as a solid platform and strategy for membership growth.”
The ALC Board and staff remain focused on its national policy priorities and continuing to build momentum with government, industry and policy-makers to affect positive change for the freight and logistics sector.