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Lead Team

  • Ben Macnamara
    Ben Macnamara
    Chief 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 Hart
    Chief 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.

  • Mick Daw
    Chief 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.

  • Jason Craig
    Jason Craig
    Chief Marketing and Trading Officer

    Jason was appointed Chief Marketing and Trading Officer in April 2012 and is responsible for CBH’s Marketing and Trading and Fertiliser divisions.

    Jason has vast experience in international trade, supply chains, shipping, food processing and agricultural inputs. He has held previous roles as President Director with PT Eastern Pearl Flour Mills (Indonesia) and in various marketing and trading roles with the Grain Pool (now CBH Marketing and Trading).

    Jason holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Banking and Finance, Postgraduate in Applied Investment and Finance and attended the Advance Management Program at INSEAD.

    Since 2015 Jason has been a board member of Grain Trade Australia and the Chair of the Grain Trade Australia, Trade & Market Access Technical Committee.

  • Kellie McKenzie
    Kelly McKenzie
    Chief People Officer

    Kelly was appointed Chief People Officer in 2017 and is responsible for human resources, employee relations, benefits and payroll, learning and organisational development and change management.

    Kelly joined CBH in June 2009 first serving as Human Resources Advisor and then as Human Resources Manager. Prior to her current role, she held the position of Group Manager People and Performance.

    Kelly has over 25 years’ experience in human resources and leadership roles supporting leaders to attract, retain and develop high performing employees.

    Kelly has a Master of Business Leadership and a Master of Business Administration. She is also a graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course and the AIM UWA Co-operatives & Mutuals Strategic Development Program.

  • Sam Gliddon
    Chief 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.

  • David Woolfe
    David Woolfe
    Chief Legal, Risk and Governance Officer and Company Secretary

    David joined CBH in 2003. 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.

    David is a qualified lawyer with over 34 years of corporate and commercial law experience. Prior to joining CBH, David was a partner at a top tier commercial law firm.

    David is also a qualified Chartered Secretary and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Chartered Governance Institute and the Governance Institute of Australia.

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    Tamour Azam
    Chief 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.

  • David Paton
    Chief External Relations Officer

    David was appointed Chief External Relations Officer in May 2022 for a 12-month period, and is responsible for the Corporate Affairs, Government and Industry Relations, and Grower Service Centre teams.

    David joined CBH in 2017, serving as Head of Government & Industry Relations, which look after CBH’s relations with Federal, State and Local Governments, and industry bodies.

    David is a graduate of Murdoch University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law with Honours, and worked as a senior lawyer in several top-tier national and international law firms in Perth. David also worked as a senior policy advisor for a Federal Cabinet Minister in Canberra.