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New members for CBH Group Growers' Advisory Council


The CBH Group has welcomed three new members to the Growers’ Advisory Council (GAC), effective 1 July 2018.

The new members are Romina Nicoletti from Bonnie Rock (District 1), Renee Lynch from Narembeen (District 3) and Stephen Strange from Bruce Rock (District 3).

In addition, four existing Councillors were reappointed for a one year term: Barry West from Kulin, Royce Taylor from Lake Grace, Neville McDonald from Beaumont and David Cox from Esperance.

The four existing Councillors will remain on the GAC for a one-year term ending 31 July 2019. This is to ensure a smooth transition from the current three-year term to four years as amended in the GAC Charter.

These appointments increase the number of GAC councillors to sixteen from 1 July 2018, as in line with the amendment of the GAC Charter.

CBH Chairman Wally Newman said the GAC is an essential and valuable group which provides the co-operative with another direct link to growers and the complex businesses they run.

“It’s great to see so many growers in Western Australia with a strong commitment to the development and growth of CBH,” Mr Newman said.

“There is a genuine desire to continue to grow and develop CBH as a co-operative that is focused on keeping our growers internationally competitive.

“The GAC continues to assist CBH to continually improve its services through a process of consultation and assessment, which ensures the co-operative represents our growers to the best of its ability.

“I warmly welcome the successful candidates to the Council and look forward to working with them in the future. Due to the strong interest shown, with more candidates than we had positions available, I strongly encourage those who were unsuccessful to participate again next year.”

Mr Newman also thanked outgoing member Jim Heal from Three Springs who chose not to renominate.

“I’d personally like to thank Jim for his valuable contribution and commitment to the GAC, and strongly encourage him to continue sharing his relevant knowledge and experience through the GAC Alumni,” he said.