Jane Fraser announces her departure as Fremantle Press board seeks new CEO


Jane Fraser has resigned as CEO of Fremantle Press after 15 years at the helm. Describing her time at the Press as the highlight of her 35+ years in publishing, Jane said, ‘If ever there was a right time to leave, this is it – I have every confidence that the Press is in the best shape, both financially and operationally.’

Jane will be taking time off to travel and pursue passion projects before the next chapter in her career begins, but says she’ll miss the creative hum of daily life at Fremantle Press. She said, ‘I’m extremely proud to have led the company into a new era of success and stability and to have worked with some truly inspirational people. Fremantle Press has a fantastic team of dedicated in-house publishing professionals and expert strategic leadership in its board, which means the organisation is assured of a very positive and exciting future.’

With Jane leaving the role in September, the Fremantle Press board is looking for a new leader for the Fremantle Press team. The job criteria and application details are outlined below.


The Board of Fremantle Press Inc. is looking for a new CEO to lead our experienced and high performing team of publishers and creatives into an exciting new era of growth.

Established in 1976, Fremantle Press is an independent, not-for-profit publishing house with an outstanding literary reputation for publishing quality fiction, nonfiction, children’s and poetry books by new and emerging Western Australian writers and artists.

We are looking for a person:

  • who will champion Fremantle Press with experience in, and a genuine passion for, the publishing industry
  • with a contemporary outlook to leadership, who can support and inspire a strong publishing and marketing team
  • who can build and maintain positive strategic relationships and networks within the publishing and arts sectors, with government, philanthropists and commercial partners.
  • with strong financial literacy and commercial skills.

This is a full-time position based in our Fremantle office with occasional interstate travel.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Fremantle Press Chairperson Clair Medhurst at cmedhurst@fremantlepress.com.au for a full job description.  Applications should be sent to Clair Medhurst before Monday 11th July 2022 at 5pm WST.

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