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Freeman appointed as new Sea Swift CEO


Sea Swift is delighted to announce that Dwayne Freeman has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Northern Australia’s largest shipping company.


Mr Freeman has an extensive background of more than 20 years in executive leadership roles in marine, logistics, transport, supply chain and infrastructure businesses, with a particular focus on supply chains through Australian and New Zealand ports.


He was most recently the Deputy Commissioner – North West and Detention for the Australian Border Force (ABF), which had more than 3,000 employees and contractors, an operating budget of approximately $1 billion, a significant marine fleet, and operated throughout northern and regional Australia.


Prior to that, Mr Freeman was the CEO of Abbot Point Operations, and has held senior leadership roles in Asciano Ltd, Pacific National, and Toll Holdings.


Sea Swift Chairman Steve Boulton said the appointment of Mr Freeman as CEO of the marine transport company followed an extensive recruitment process, and reflects the Board’s commitment to strengthen and grow Sea Swift.


“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.


“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 feels privileged to be taking up the role and is looking forward to leading the Sea Swift team.


“The future of Sea Swift is exciting, and I’m fully committed to ensuring the ongoing success and sustainability of the business,” he said.


“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.


“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 began his tenure at Sea Swift today (18 July), and will be primarily based in the company’s Cairns office.

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