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Applications are open for CBH Growers Advisory Council positions


The CBH Group’s Growers’ Advisory Council (GAC) has appointed a new Chair and Deputy Chair and is calling for nominations for four new Councillors to join in July.

Craig Doney from Harrismith has been re-appointed as Chair of the GAC, with Graham Ralph from Dowerin becoming the Deputy Chair. Stephanie Clarke from Bolgart is the outgoing Deputy Chair.

Due to the expiry of the terms of sitting Councillors, there are four vacant positions on the GAC available to Western Australian grain growers.

One position each is available in Districts Two, Four and Five, and due to the minimum number of Councillors expected to be met in each District, the remaining position may be filled from any District.

CBH Chair Simon Stead encouraged growers from all Districts to apply.

“CBH values the GAC as a sounding board for ideas and initiatives, providing vital feedback on the activities and issues that are impacting growers.

GAC members share their own knowledge and experience with CBH, providing input on key issues relating to their farm businesses, the co-operative and the future of the grains industry,” Mr Stead said.

“The GAC also acts as the voice of co-op members, offering a channel for CBH Management and Board to hear directly from the growers of the State.

“Joining the GAC also provides opportunities for professional development with training, education, and networking opportunities available to GAC members. With the recent election of Mick Caughey to the CBH Board, we now have seven of nine grower Director’s having participated in the Growers’ Advisory Council.”

Mr Stead congratulated the newly elected GAC leadership team and thanked outgoing Deputy Chair Stephanie Clarke.

A GAC Councillor’s term is a single period of four years.

The Council meets four times a year in Perth to inform CBH of issues raised by growers, consider issues of a strategic nature to the Western Australian grain industry and provide feedback on CBH initiatives that will impact growers.

Growers interested in joining the GAC will need to address the selection criteria provided on CBH’s website and provide five referees.

Applications close Friday, 24 March 2023.

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

Growers interested in nominating are encouraged to contact CBH’s Manager - Government & Industry Relations Kellie Todman on (08) 9237 9694.

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Growers Advisory Council | CBH Group