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  • Simon Stead
    Simon Stead
    Chair

    Simon Stead was appointed as a Director of the CBH Board in February 2015, as Deputy Chair in April 2019, and as Chair in April 2020. He is currently a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

    Simon runs a mixed sheep, cattle and cropping operation in Cascade and Dalyup in the Esperance port zone. He is a member of the Industry Advisory Board of the UWA Institute of Agriculture and is also a founding member and a past Chair of the Association for Sheep Husbandry, Excellence, Evaluation and Production (ASHEEP).

    Simon holds an Executive Certificate in Agribusiness Marketing from Monash University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Natalie Browning
    Natalie Browning
    Deputy Chair

    Natalie Browning was elected as a Director of the CBH Board in February 2018 and appointed as Deputy Chair in April 2020. She is currently a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Network and Engineering Committee.

    Natalie runs a continuous cropping operation on her property in Kondinin. She is currently a member of the Rabobank Western Australian Client Council and Chair of the Narembeen District High School Board. Natalie has completed the Executive Leadership Program Co-operatives and Mutuals facilitated by University of Western Australia Business School and the Australian Institute of Management and is also a former member of the CBH Growers’ Advisory Council.

    Natalie is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Business Law) at Curtin University.

  • Kevin Fuchsbichler
    Kevin Fuchsbichler
    Member Director

    Kevin Fuchsbichler was elected as a Director of the CBH Board in April 2007. He is currently a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and a member of the Workplace Health and Safety Committee. Kevin is also the CBH appointed representative of the Co-operatives WA Council.

    Kevin is a grain producer from Bruce Rock with more than 40 years’ industry experience. He was an inaugural Director of Bruce Rock Bendigo Community Bank, a past State President of the International Agricultural Exchange Association, an inaugural board member of the International Rural Exchange, and, has successfully registered and commercialised two patents internationally.

    Kevin is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • David Lock
    David Lock
    Independent Director

    David Lock was appointed as a Director of the CBH Board in February 2019. He is currently Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a CBH Board appointed Director of Interflour Group Pte Ltd.

    David is currently Chair of Sea Harvest Australia and Odeum Pty Ltd. He is Deputy Chair of Water Corporation and is a director of the Marine Stewardship Council and a member of the Advisory Council for Curtin Business School. He was previously Chair of Australian Pork Limited and the West Australian Meat Industry Authority. He has extensive experience in agribusiness, gained through CEO roles at Craig Mostyn Group and Mareterram Limited from 2004 to 2017. David was named the 2012 National Australia Bank Agribusiness Leader of the Year.

    David holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Alan Mulgrew
    Alan Mulgrew
    Independent Director

    Alan Mulgrew was appointed as a Director of the CBH Board in February 2015. He is currently a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, a member of the Network and Engineering Committee and a CBH Board appointed Director of Interflour Group Pte Ltd.

    Alan has extensive senior executive experience with former roles including General Manager of Perth Airport, General Manager of Sydney Airport and Director of Queensland Airports Ltd. He is a strategic advisor on international infrastructure investments to two of Australia’s largest investment groups. He also has extensive experience as a Director, including as former Chair of each of Western Power, Tourism WA, Western Carbon Pty Ltd and Australian Renewable Fuels.

    Alan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Management), a Diploma in Corporate Finance and is a Graduate of the London Business School (Strategic Studies) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • John O'Neil
    John O'Neil
    Member Director

    John O’Neil was elected as a Director of the CBH Board in February 2020. He is currently a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Workplace Health and Safety Committee.

    John produces grain and sheep on his properties in Wialki and Karloning. He has held previous positions as a Director of the International Rural Exchange, Director of the Mukinbudin branch of Bendigo Bank, councillor of Mukinbudin Shire, president of Mukinbudin District High School and was a founding member of Ninghan Farm Focus Group.

    John holds a Bachelor of Business from Muresk and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

  • Gareth Rowe
    Gareth Rowe
    Member Director

    Gareth Rowe was elected as a Director of the CBH Board in June 2021.

    Gareth produces grain and cattle on his properties in Walkaway and Moonyoonooka. He is currently Chair of the Geraldton Grammar School Board and a Director of the Council of Grain Grower Organisations (COGGO) Ltd. Gareth has previously served on the Growers' Advisory Council.

    Before developing his business interests in Western Australia, he acted as a consultant for the Milk Marketing Board co-operative in the UK and as a consultant for international accounting firm Grant Thornton. Gareth has built a number of businesses in the UK in consultancy, computer software, property development and construction and farm production activities.

    Gareth holds an Honours Degree (BSc Hons) in Farm Business Management from the University of Reading and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

     
  • Paul Sadlier
    Paul Sadleir
    Independent Director

    Paul Sadleir was appointed as a Director of the CBH Board in February 2021. He is currently Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

    Paul is Deputy Chair of the Brightwater Care Group and chair of its Business Committee, a non-executive director of Perron Group Limited and chair of its Remuneration and Nomination Committee, President of the WA Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Perth Archdiocese’s Property and Investment Committee.

    He has over 30 years of corporate, commercial and technical experience across ASX listed, government, private and not for profit organisations. Paul was Managing Director of Cedar Woods Properties Limited for 16 years until September 2017 and prior to that, held senior positions with Bunnings Warehouse Property Trust, Wesfarmers and Western Power.

    Paul has a Bachelor of Engineering and an MBA from the University of Western Australia and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Property Institute.

  • Ken Seymour
    Ken Seymour
    Member Director

    Ken Seymour was elected as a Director of the CBH Board in February 2020. He is currently a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and a member of the Network and Engineering Committee.

    Ken produces grain and sheep on his properties in the Miling district. He is a Councillor of the Shire of Moora and President of the Avon-Midland zone of the WA Local Government Association. Ken has held positions on many local committees, including community, agricultural and sporting groups.

    Ken is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Jeff Seaby
    Jeff Seaby
    Member Director

    Jeff Seaby was appointed as a Director of the CBH Board in February 2019. He is currently a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and a member of the Network and Engineering Committee.

    Jeff runs a mixed cropping and sheep operation in Mukinbudin. He is a Councillor at the Shire of Mukinbudin, former Chair of the Mukinbudin Planning and Development Group and the Central Wheatbelt Football League Tribunal, and has held leadership roles at multiple sporting clubs throughout the Central Wheatbelt. Jeff is also a former member of the CBH Growers’ Advisory Council.

    Jeff has completed the Executive Leadership Program for Co-operatives and Mutuals and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Royce Taylor
    Royce Taylor
    Member Director

    Royce Taylor was elected as a Director of the CBH Board in June 2021.

    Royce produces grain and sheep on his farm in Lake Grace. He is currently Chair of Innovation Central Midlands WA Inc and President of the Ongerup Football Association.  Royce has previously served as a Councillor on the Lake Grace Shire and as Deputy Chair of the CBH Growers' Advisory Council.  

    Royce has completed the Australian Institute of Management’s Co-operatives & Mutuals Strategic Development Program and the Australian Institute of Company Directors Company Directors Course. 

  • Helen Woodhams
    Helen Woodhams
    Member Director
    Helen Woodhams was elected as a Director of the CBH Board in August 2020. She is currently a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Workplace Health and Safety Committee. She is also chair of the Growers' Advisory Council (GAC) Selection Committee.

    Helen produces grain and sheep on her properties in the Kojonup and Woodanilling Shires. She is a former Board Member of Rural Edge, former Deputy Chair of the CBH Growers' Advisory Council and has held positions as a Rural Financial Counsellor and Business Lecturer. Helen has been active on many local committees including community, agricultural and sporting groups.

    Helen holds a Bachelor of Education (Business) and Diplomas in Teaching and Financial Counselling. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed the Executive Co-operatives and Mutuals Program, facilitated by UWA and the Australian Institute of Management.