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AUSTRALIAN shipping company Sea Swift has appointed Dwayne Freeman as its new chief executive officer.

Mr Freeman has a background in executive leadership roles across marine, logistics, transport, supply chain and infrastructure businesses, with a focus on supply chains in Australian and New Zealand ports.

Mr Freeman has previously held senior leadership roles in Pacific National, Toll Holdings and Asciano. He has also served as CEO of Abbott Point Operations.

In his most recent role, Mr Freeman served as deputy commissioner – North West and Detention for the Australian Border Force.

Sea Swift chairman Steve Boulton said appointing Mr Freeman as CEO of the marine transport company followed an extensive recruitment process.

“This is a key appointment for the business, and we’re excited to have Dwayne on board to further drive the company forward,” Mr Boulton said.

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“Dwayne is an influential and decisive leader who has a proven track record in achieving results, delivering change, and developing strong relationships with stakeholders.

“With Dwayne’s background and experience, we are confident that he, together with our experienced team, will continue to strengthen the company for the benefit of our customers and employees.”

Mr Freeman said he is “fully committed” to ensuring the ongoing success and stability of the business.

“I have a passion for developing and growing sustainable businesses through engaging and collaborative leadership, working with stakeholders, and developing high-performing teams to deliver shared value,” Mr Freeman said.

“I’m also motivated about regional community development, with a focus on contributing to the remote communities in which we operate.

“Over the coming months I’m looking forward to getting to know the Sea Swift team, our customers, and building high-quality relationships with all levels of government, industry, and the community.”

Mr Freeman stepped into his new role at Sea Swift on 18 July, and will be primarily based in the company’s Cairns office.

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