Tuesday 19th Nov, 2019

CBH Group appoints new operations lead

CBH Grain train. Photo: YouTube / CBH Group

West Australian grain handling co-operative CBH Group has appointed a new general manager for operations.

Ben Macnamara, formerly the group’s general manager for planning, strategy and development, was made the new general manager for operations on February 18.

Macnamara takes over from David Capper, who recently told the group he was moving on after five years at the helm.

Macnamara joined CBH in 2014 as a commercial and business development manager.

CBH chief executive Jimmy Wilson said Macnamara’s deep understanding of the network and its future requirements would be invaluable, as the co-operative continues to reshape its network.

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“At CBH we are solely focused on operating the lowest cost possible outbound logistical supply chain and providing the most effective service for our growers,” Wilson said. “Ben has worked closely with the Operations team, particularly as part of the Plan-Build-Operate model that oversees our network investment, and he is well placed to lead the division forward.”

On the departing David Capper, Wilson spoke of CBH’s operational achievements in the past five years: growing export capacity, commencing a new network strategy, delivering its largest harvest and export, and reducing fees.

“CBH would like to recognise David, as I am sure would the growers of Western Australia, for his dedication and service,” Wilson said.

“David’s leadership in seeing the network strategy commence, and now be in full scale implementation, has placed the CBH business and network in a strong position, and we look forward to this being continued and developed further under Ben’s leadership.”