The CBH Group is encouraging grower members to nominate for one of the five open roles on the Growers Advisory Council (GAC).
Nominations for the council opened this week and will close on 31st March 2017.
The GAC is comprised of Western Australian grain growers who have a genuine desire and commitment to see the CBH Group succeed.
Former Chair Andrew Todd said being part of the GAC had been an invaluable experience.
“It’s been fantastic professional development for me; when you get into a boardroom of an organisation of that scale it’s exciting and it can be inspiring as well,” Mr Todd said.
“I’d really encourage anyone thinking about nominating for the GAC to do it; it’s not a massive time commitment and you will get as much personal development out of it as you will be able to contribute with your thoughts and ideas.”
The CBH Group Chairman, Wally Newman, said the GAC provided an invaluable contribution to the co-operative and has helped CBH continually improve its services.
“This is a unique chance for growers to get involved in their co-operative and have direct input into CBH and its continued development,” Mr Newman said.
“It’s extremely important for CBH to have a Council comprised of growers at the coal face to help us understand grower sentiment around potential strategies and plans. I strongly encourage growers of all ages and agricultural interests to get involved.”
Council positions are held for a period of three years with Councillors expected to attend council meetings four times a year in Perth with accommodation paid for.
Successful candidates will be selected by a panel consisting of Directors and representatives from the GAC and CBH Group Executive.
Nominations close 12 noon Friday 31st March. Applicants will then be selected to take part in an interview process involving a panel comprised of four current CBH Group Board members, the incumbent GAC Chairman and a member of the CBH Group Executive team.
Source: CBH. More information can be found here: https://www.cbh.com.au/about-cbh/membership/gac