CBH Group on trail of new CEO

Crane leaving after 17 years at grain logistics firm

CBH Group on trail of new CEO
Andy Crane is leaving CBH


The search for a new CBH Group CEO is underway will start the search for a new this month following Andy Crane’s decision to change career direction.

Crane, who has more than eight years as CEO and 17 years in various roles with the group, will remain to help the CBH Board find his successor and CBH chairman Wally Newman says the co-operative is embarking on an internal and external, global search for candidates.

"The Board is keen to run an open and thorough process to find the next leader of CBH and take the time needed to make the right choice," Newman adds.

Crane joined the Grain Pool of WA in 2001 and became well known to the grain growers of Western Australia and their customers across Asia and the Middle East, first marketing the barley crop and then all grains following the deregulation of single desk marketing, CBH says.

"While I have been fortunate to do many roles across the CBH Group and represent the business in forums across the world, there is nothing I like more than talking with our growers at regular meetings in the wheatbelt and working with their customers so they truly value the unique connection the co-operative can bring between the producer and the customer," Crane says.

"Over the years, I have been grateful for the support, guidance, grower expertise and proactive challenge of the Board as we have worked together to address a number of issues in the business and relentlessly pursue the protection, creation and return of value to growers."

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