Nominations close for CBH director elections

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Nominations have closed for the 2014 CBH member director elections.

In total, four nominations were received, including from three current directors, two of whom have been elected unopposed.

The current directors, whose three-year terms expire at the group's annual general meeting on February 26, are Mingenew producer Clancy Michael, Northam grain and sheep producer Vern Dempster and Newdegate farmer Wally Newman.

Mr Dempster and Mr Newman were re-elected unopposed for Districts 2 and 4, respectively, and Clancy Michael will stand against Morawa producer Rod Madden for election in District 1.

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Mr Michael, who joined the CBH board in April 2008, was deputy chairman from 2012 to 2013, is a member of the board's audit and risk management committee and chairman of the CBH subsidiary, Lupin Foods Australia.

With more than 30 years farming experience in the Mid West, Mr Michael has worked with the Mingenew Irwin Group and is a founding member of the Grower Group Alliance, currently serving as its chairman.

Mr Madden, who served on the CBH board from 2006 to 2012, has been director of WAMMCO International since 2003 and is director of United Bulk Carriers.

He was also the inaugural chairman of United Farmers Co-operative from 1992 to 2002.

Mr Madden, who has international trading and foreign currency experience, has extensive experience as a grower in the Mid West.

An election will now be held in District 1 in which grower members in District 1 have until the close of the poll at 10am on Monday, February 17 to vote.

Ballot packs containing full voting information will be mailed to members residing in District 1 on Friday, January 17.

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