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Candidate Assessment Panel
The Candidate Assessment Panel (CAP) was a key initiative arising out of the 2020 governance review and was implemented for the first time in 2021. The CAP will assess candidates in every CBH Member Director election. Participation in the Candidate Assessment Panel (CAP) process is mandatory for incumbent Directors and strongly encouraged for other candidates.
The panel will assess each candidate who participates in the CAP process against the skills and attributes sought by the CBH Board in its Directors. The process requires candidates to complete a self-assessment, submit a resume and attend an interview with the CAP.
The CAP is a three-person, majority independent panel, comprising one CBH Member Director and two members external to CBH. The external members are respected in the field of governance, have an understanding of CBH and the agricultural industry and are appropriately qualified to assess prospective candidates for the CBH Board.
The panel members for the 2024 elections are:
The CAP will prepare a report which will include a rating and commentary for each CAP candidate, however, it is important to note that the CAP will not recommend a preferred candidate or candidates. The CAP report will be included in the voting materials provided by the Western Australian Electoral Commission for the upcoming election for member consideration when deciding which candidate to vote for.
Download the CBH Candidate Assessment Panel Booklet
Download the CBH Code of Conduct for Candidates
The Board encourages CBH Members with the following skills to stand for election as Member Directors.
- – Has deep on farm grain experience, having owned and run grain farming operations as a member of our co-operative, with an understanding of, and empathy with, WA grain growers and grain growing communities.
- – Has experience in or a sound understanding of the management or governance of research and development and applied innovation
The Board encourages CBH Members with the following attributes to stand for election as Member Directors.
- Honesty/Integrity – in all dealings whilst representing CBH.
- Teamwork – ability to respect alternative viewpoints, to work cohesively with fellow Directors and make a positive contribution to boardroom deliberations.
- Respect/Fairness – towards CBH, its employees and other Directors.
- Emotional Intelligence – ability to interact constructively and positively with fellow Directors, management and other stakeholders.
- Critical Thinking/Decision Making – ability to comprehend and analyse significant amounts of information provided in Board papers and then form a considered view on an issue, make commercially astute judgements and show clear and decisive leadership on behalf of growers.
- Capability – strong intellect/intellectual capacity with the capability and breadth of experience to contribute to Board discussions on a wide variety of topics.
- Inquisitive nature – ability to ask insightful and probing questions in a constructive manner to assist the Board to explore and assess ideas and, where appropriate, to offer alternative viewpoints.
- Continuous improvement – demonstrates self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses and a willingness to undertake education, training and self-improvement in relevant areas, including an expectation to graduate from the Company Directors Course run by the Australian Institute of Company Directors in the first term as a Director.
- Communication – ability to communicate views and concepts in a clear and succinct manner.
- Dedication – is always well prepared for meetings and willing and able to dedicate appropriate time and energy to fulfil director responsibilities and expectations.