New Growers Council members

New GAC member Bill Bailey, of Jerramungup.
Camera IconNew GAC member Bill Bailey, of Jerramungup. Credit: Countryman

The CBH Group has named four new members to positions on the Growers Advisory Council, with two current members successfully renominating.

The new members include Frank Panizza, of Toodyay, Andrew Nixon, of Moora, Natalie Browning, of Kondinin, and Bill Bailey, of Jerramungup.

Michelle Barrett, of Munglinup, and Michael O’Callaghan, of Marchagee, were both successful in renominating and will remain on the GAC for another term.

The successful candidates were selected by a panel consisting of four grower directors, the GAC chairman and the CBH Group government and industry relations advisor.

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CBH Group chairman Wally Newman said the GAC was a valuable group providing CBH with another direct link to growers and the complex businesses they run.

“It is pleasing to see so many candidates nominate for a position as the GAC play a key role by providing another grassroots connection between growers, management and the board,” he said.

“I warmly welcome the successful candidates joining the GAC.

“It’s great to see so many growers in Western Australia with a strong commitment to the development and growth of the CBH Group.

“There is a genuine desire to continue to grow and develop CBH as a business with a vital focus on growers.

“I would also like to thank and recognise the significant contribution of our outgoing councillors Brendon Williamson, from Bruce Rock, Darrin Lee, from Mingenew, and Ashley Wiese, from Narrogin.

“They have been a valuable resource during their time on the GAC and CBH has benefited from the experience, dedication and advice they have shared.

“The GAC continues to assist CBH to continually improve its services through a process of consultation and assessment that ensures the business best represents Western Australian growers.

“It is a dynamic and exciting time in the grains industry — the addition of new members with a variety of experiences and opinions will continue to help shape the future of CBH.”

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