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Nominations open for Growers' Advisory Council for 2018


Western Australian growers are being encouraged to nominate for a position on the CBH Group Growers’ Advisory Council (GAC).

The GAC was established by CBH in 2003 to help facilitate communication between the co-operative’s Board and growers at a grass roots level.

There are six positions open to growers, one more than normal due to the success of a GAC councillor’s election to the CBH Board.

CBH Chairman Wally Newman said the recent election of Natalie Browning as a Grower Director highlights the professional development the GAC can offer.

“Natalie is the third Grower Director to have come from the Growers’ Advisory Council, following in the footsteps of Brian McAlpine and Trevor Badger,” Mr Newman said. 

“The GAC provides an invaluable contribution to CBH and has helped the co-operative to continually improve its services and better represent Western Australian grain growers.

“If you really care about your industry and co-operative, it’s a great opportunity for growers to demonstrate their passion and have direct input into their co-operative, and I strongly encourage growers of all ages and agricultural interests to get involved and make a difference.”

Ms Browning said being part of the GAC had been a great experience.

“It has been invaluable for me in terms of personal and professional development,” Ms Browning said.

“More importantly however, it’s a great opportunity to have a say about our co-operative and provide the Board, with insights to help them with their decisions.”

Council positions are held for a period of three years with Councillors expected to attend meetings four times a year in Perth with reasonable accommodation and travel expenses paid for.

Successful candidates will be selected by a panel comprising of Directors and representatives from the GAC and CBH Group Executive.

Nominations close 12pm, 30 March 2018.

Applicants will then be selected to take part in an interview process involving a panel comprised of four current CBH Group Board members, the incumbent GAC Chairman and a member of the CBH Group management team.

More information can be found here