Fremantle Markets CEO named as a 40under40 winner

Fremantle Markets CEO named as a 40under40 winner

FREMANTLE Markets chief executive Natasha Atkinson has been selected as one of the Business news 40under40 award winners.

The program is designed to recognise WA’s 40 leading business entrepreneurs under the age of 40.

The chief executive said she did not follow the traditional university pathway to get in her role.

“While my peers were studying, I started and built a successful small business,” she said.

“It was incredibly hard work, emotionally and mentally challenging, but what I learnt from five years ‘on the tools’, coupled with the values instilled in me by my farming father, laid the foundations to my success.”

Ms Atkinson has also been responsible for establishing the first farmers’ market in Perth and was recently elected as councillor for the Royal Agricultural Society of WA.

She said in her role as Fremantle Markets chief executive she could showcase her experience.

“I am extremely proud of the impact I have made on Fremantle and WA through my promotion of local businesses and the area, and my volunteering for not-for-profit organisations,” she said.

“Going forward, I intend to build the Fremantle Markets experience, continue advocating for WA small business and mentor budding entrepreneurs.

“I hope my story can inspire other young women, showing them you can reach executive management through non-traditional pathways.”