Ben MacnamaraChief Executive Officer
Ben commenced as Chief Executive Officer in December 2021. Previously, he was Chief Operations Officer from February 2019 where he was responsible for leading CBH’s world-class storage and handling, logistics, engineering and shipping services.
Ben joined CBH in 2014, serving as Commercial and Business Development Manager, before becoming General Manager Planning, Strategy and Development.
Before joining CBH, Ben worked for an investment advisory firm and an international professional services firm.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Business, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and is on the board of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM).
Stewart HartChief Financial Officer
Stewart was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2021 and is responsible for finance and strategy.
He has over 35 years’ experience as an international finance and commercial leader in the construction, mining and energy industries, both within Australia and internationally.
He is a Fellow of CPA Australia and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Stewart is a CBH Board appointed Director of Interflour Group Pte Ltd.
Since 2015 Stewart has been a member on the board of AVIVO.
Paul SmithChief Marketing and Trading Officer
Paul was appointed Chief Marketing and Trading Officer in October 2023. He is responsible for CBH’s Marketing and Trading and Fertiliser divisions.
Paul has more than 20 years’ experience in various trading roles, both with CBH and in the banking sector.
Prior to this role, he was CBH’s Head of Structured Products for 10 years, managing pool, commodity swap and grower finance products.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Quantitative Finance and Accounting from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.
Mick DawChief Operations Officer
Mick was appointed Acting Chief Operations Officer in July 2021 and appointed to the permanent role of Chief Operations Officer in February 2022. Mick is responsible for leading CBH’s world-class storage and handling, logistics, engineering and shipping services.
For the past 15 years Mick held the role of Esperance Zone General Manager. Prior to this he was the Albany Zone Manager and the Geraldton Zone Manager.
Mick holds a Diploma in Business Management and is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program.
Richard CodlingChief Legal, Risk and Governance Officer and Company Secretary
Richard joined CBH in 2005 and was appointed as Chief Legal, Risk and Governance Officer and Company Secretary in December 2022 . As Chief Legal, Risk and Governance Officer and Company Secretary he is responsible for the company secretarial, corporate governance, risk and legal functions of the CBH Group.
Prior to the role, Richard was the Head of Legal for CBH and acted as Company Secretary for the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals and a Director of the CBH Superannuation fund.
Richard is a qualified lawyer with over 25 years of corporate and commercial law experience. Prior to joining CBH, Richard worked for two top tier Australian law firms and a major UK energy
He is also a qualified Chartered Secretary, Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Richard holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology).
Jacky ConnollyChief People Officer
Jacky was appointed Chief People Officer in January 2023, and is responsible for people and culture, including human resources, employee relations, benefits and payroll, learning and development and organisational capability.
She has over 25 years' experience as an international human resources leader in the industrial, mining services, financial services and energy industries both within Australia and internationally.
Jacky holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Human Resources and a Master’s Degree in OH&S Management. Jacky is also a longstanding member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.
Sam GliddonChief Project Delivery Officer
Sam was appointed Chief Project Delivery Officer in October 2021 and is responsible for the management of network infrastructure projects and engineering.
Sam commenced with CBH in the Commercial and Business Development team in 2016 and held the role of Planning Strategy and Development Manager, before becoming Head of Network Planning in 2019.
Prior to joining CBH, Sam worked in corporate finance and restructuring, treasury, and professional services firms both locally and internationally.
Sam holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Corporate Finance and Financial Accounting and a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Environmental Science.
Sam brings over 15 years’ experience in infrastructure planning, finance and accounting roles across agriculture, commodities and asset intensive industries, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia.
Tamour AzamChief Information Officer
Tam joined CBH as Chief Information Officer in December 2018, where he is responsible for leading the Information Technology division and ensuring CBH’s systems and technology support the business’ operations.
He has over 25 years’ experience working in the UK and Australia across multiple industries including manufacturing, technology, defence and retail.
Brianna PeakeChief Stakeholder Relations, Sustainability and Strategy Officer
Brianna was appointed Chief Stakeholder Relations, Sustainability, and Strategy Officer in 2015 and is responsible for Corporate Affairs, Government and Industry Relations, Grower Relations, Sustainability, Strategy, DailyGrain and the Growers’ Advisory Council.
Brianna joined CBH in 2010 first serving as Grower Relations Manager then went on to hold other senior roles within CBH including Marketing Communications Advisor and Government and Industry Relations Manager.
She is an alumni of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation and holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management and a Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance.
She is also a Commissioner on the Lotterywest Board and a General Councilor of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA.