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Nominations open for Growers Advisory Council


27 March 2020


Nominations are now open for Western Australian growers to fill three vacant positions on CBH Group’s Growers’ Advisory Council (GAC).

Made up of 16 Councillors, the GAC provides a formal channel to facilitate feedback and communication between the co-operative’s grower members and the CBH Board and management team.

Due to the expiry of the terms of sitting Councillors, there are three positions open for growers to join the GAC in 2020, with positions vacant in Districts 1, 2 and 4.

CBH Chairman Wally Newman said since its establishment in 2002, the GAC has played an integral role in communicating grass roots matters to those leading the co-operative.

“Becoming a part of our GAC is a great way to contribute to the future of your co-operative and advocate important grower issues while enhancing your own personal and professional skills,” Mr Newman said.

“The CBH Board and management team place considerable value in the feedback provided from the GAC, and it’s a great way to positively influence your co-operative.

“The GAC has served as an excellent platform for emerging leaders within the CBH community, demonstrated through the election of many former GAC members to the CBH Board.”

A GAC Councillor’s term is a single period of four years. There is a minimum number of Councillors required from each of CBH’s five Districts. 

Councillors are expected to attend meetings four times a year in Perth, with reasonable accommodation and travel expenses paid for.

Those interested in joining the GAC will need to address the selection criteria provided on CBH’s website and provide five referees by Friday, 24 April 2020.

Successful candidates are selected by a panel comprising of Directors and representatives from the GAC and CBH Group Management through an interview process.

As a result of travel restrictions and social distancing practices in place due to COVID-19, the interview process will be completed via teleconference this year.

Growers interested in nominating are encouraged to contact their local Director, current GAC members or contact CBH’s Government & Industry Relations Advisor Rob Dickie on (08) 9416 6313.

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