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Natalie Browning

Co-operative Bulk Handling (CBH) and the Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals (BCCM) seek your support to vote for Natalie Browning, CBH Director, to join the International Co-operative Alliance - Asia Pacific Regional Board.
Natalie Browning on site

Natalie Browning was elected to the Board of CBH Group as a Director in February 2018 and appointed as Deputy Chair in April 2020. 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. 

Natalie is currently Chair of CBH’s Network and Engineering Committee and is a member of the CBH Audit and Risk Management Committee.  

Along with her CBH Board responsibilities, Natalie operates a continuous cropping operation on a 8,000 hectare property in Kondinin, located 280 kilometres east of Perth, Western Australia’s capital city. She is a strong contributor to the Western Australian regional community, with current positions including Director of Hockey WA and Chair of the Narembeen District High School Board. 

Natalie is an active advocate of the co-operative model and the values that co-operatives deliver to their members.  She has completed the ‘Executive Leadership Program: Co-operatives and Mutuals’ course, which is facilitated by University of Western Australia’s Business School and the Australian Institute of Management.  

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

The Australian peak body for co-operatives, BCCM has endorsed Natalie Browning for nomination.

“I believe the co-operative business model could drive further economic growth in the Asia Pacific region as they deliver member value in many forms, not just profit. Co-ops look after communities, social values and the environments in which they operate,”
Natalie Browning, CBH Director.
Natalie Browning Head shot

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