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THE Australian Logistics Council has appointed a new CEO, with Dr Hermione Parsons taking up the key supply-chain leadership role.

ALC chair Philip Davies welcomed the appointment and said Dr Parsons brings 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,” Mr Davies 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.

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Mr Davies said 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,” he said.

“The ALC Board also extends our sincere thanks to outgoing CEO Brad Williams for his leadership and hard work. Brad leaves the ALC with a strong and focused team, as well as a solid platform and strategy for membership growth. We wish Brad all the best as he moves to take up a senior role in the public sector and we thank him for his leadership and contribution to the organisation and the broader industry.”

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