Agribusiness & Food

CBH Group appoints new board member

Industrial machinery manufacturer Metso has made new appointments to its executive team, including a new President for its Minerals Services business area.

The CBH Group has appointed Michael Byrne as an independent director of the CBH Board, replacing Alan Mulgrew who will retire from the board after serving eight years.

CBH Chair Simon Stead said Byrne would broaden the skills and experience of the Board, bringing significant strategic, operational and marketing experience from his background in international logistics and transportation.

Byrne is currently a non-executive director of National Intermodal Corporation, Sydney Airport Aviation Alliance, Ausgrid, NSW Ports and Peel Ports UK. He is also a senate member of the University of Western Australia.

His most recent executive role was as managing director of transportation and logistics company Toll Group, and prior to this held roles including chief executive officer of Coates Hire and Linfox.

He will be appointed an independent director for a three-year term commencing at the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on 17 February 2023, with his position to be ratified by members at the 2024 AGM.

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“CBH greatly values the experience of our Independent Directors whose abilities complement those of our Member Directors,” Stead said.

“Michael brings a wealth of strategic and operational experience in the logistics sector to the Board which will add great value to our co-operative.”

Stead thanked Mulgrew for his service, who was appointed as an Independent Director in February 2015. He is currently a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, a member of the Network and Engineering Committee and a CBH Board appointed Director of Interflour Group Pte Ltd. He will retire as a director at the end of the 2023 AGM.

“Alan’s contribution to the co-operative has been significant, ” Stead said.

“His dedication to CBH and delivering value for the growers of Western Australia has been significant, particularly through his contribution and extensive experience in infrastructure as CBH continues to expand and enhance its network.

“On behalf of the Board, I thank him for his service and wish him every success in his future endeavours.”

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