ICA - AP Candidate Profile
She was the first woman Director appointed to the CBH Board and is a strong supporter of co-operative education and leadership programs. In 2020, Natalie was chosen as a co-operative farming ambassador and champion for the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals’ (BCCM) Co-operative Farming program.
The Australian peak body for co-operatives, BCCM has endorsed Natalie Browning for nomination.
About Co-operative Bulk Handling
CBH is Australia’s largest co-operative and a leader in the Australian grain industry, with operations extending along the value chain from fertiliser to grain storage, handling, transport, marketing and processing. Owned and controlled by approximately 3,700 Western Australian grain growing businesses, the core purpose of CBH is to sustainably create and return value to WA grain growers, current and future.
The CBH storage and handling system currently receives and exports around 90 per cent of the Western Australian grain harvest and is regarded as one of the best in the world. The network has more than 100 grain receival sites across Western Australia and four export port terminals. We own a state-of-the-art rail fleet dedicated to the most efficient transfer of grain from our receival sites to the port terminals.
CBH’s Marketing and Trading arm is the leading grain acquirer in Western Australia, Australia's largest grain exporter selling grain to over 250 customers across 30 countries with a major focus in the Asian region. It has operations in eastern Australia, as well as offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo.
CBH has a 50 per cent stake in south east Asian flour miller, Interflour Group. From its Head Office in Singapore, Interflour operates nine flour mills in Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Malaysia, including a grain port terminal in Vietnam, and Intermalt, a malting house in Vietnam.
CBH has total assets of around $1.8 billion Australian dollars and employs approximately 1,100 permanent employees and up to 1,800 casual employees during the harvest period from October through to January