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CBH Group appoints Chief Operations Officer


Chief Executive Officer Ben Macnamara said Mr Daw’s appointment is the outcome of an extensive recruitment process that included an impressive field of internal and external candidates.

“In selecting the COO, my priority was to ensure Operations remains focused on continuing to provide an effective service for growers and ensure the supply chain is able to meet the task of increasing tonnes to port to meet market demand,” Mr Macnamara said.

“Since acting in the role from July 2021, Mick has led the Operations Team in planning and receiving a 21.3 million tonne-record harvest, in what has been one of our safest harvests on record.

“Mick’s deep operational knowledge, amassed from his more than 30 years’ experience at CBH, plus leadership of the Operations Team over the past six months have made him a clear choice for this role.”

Mr Daw said he is honoured to continue to lead the Operations Team and serve grain growers of Western Australia.

“I am honoured to continue with the opportunity of leading the Operations Team. Their dedication and commitment to the co-op and to growers is something I am immensely proud of, and this was clearly evident throughout the recent record harvest,” Mr Daw said.

“Right now the focus is on outturning the massive crop from sites to port, with the Team working on all possible avenues to achieve this task. Longer term, we are continuing to implement projects, such as rail outloading projects, that will help increase our tonnes to port capability. 

“I’m really looking forward to continuing to work with you all and to serve the grain growers of Western Australia.”

Prior to his appointment to Chief Operations Officer, Mr Daw was General Manager Esperance Zone for the past 15 years. Previous to that, he was the Albany Zone Manager and the Geraldton Zone Manager for CBH.