Newman’s director term set to expire

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CBH chairman Wally Newman’s term as a director of district 4 expires in February.
Camera IconCBH chairman Wally Newman’s term as a director of district 4 expires in February. Credit: Danella Bevis

CBH chairman Wally Newman’s tenure as head of the grain co-operative could end by March if he loses the directorship of his district.

Mr Newman, who has been CBH chairman since 2014, will be among three directors whose terms expire in February.

Nominations for next year’s CBH group member director elections opened last week, with three positions open — one in each of districts 1, 2 and 4.

Eligible candidates have until noon on Tuesday, January 3, to lodge their nomination.

The coming elections will be conducted by the WA Electoral Commission. CBH grower members with an interest in becoming a director of CBH are encouraged to apply for an information pack and nomination form from WAEC returning officer, Wayne Nicholson. He can be contacted via email at wayne.nicholson@waec.wa. gov.au or by phone on 08 9214 0448.

The directors whose three-year terms will expire at the CBH group annual general meeting on Tuesday, February 28, and who are eligible to stand for re-election are Rod Madden, Vern Dempster and Mr Newman.

Candidates are not required to have their main growing interests in the district in which they intend to nominate for election.

After the close of nominations, subject to receiving more than one nomination for a district, grower members in that district will be able to vote for the candidate of their choice and those votes will be counted immediately after the close of the elections at 10am on Monday, February 20.

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