Natalie Browning, from Kondinin, Western Australia, is the first woman elected as a grower director in CBHGroup’s 85-year history.
Ms Browning has been elected as a member director in District 3, defeating Lindsay Tuckwell from Kondinin, Stephen Strange from Bruce Rock, and Rhys Turton from York.
CBH chairman Wally Newman congratulated Ms Browning on her appointment.
‘‘We welcome Natalie’s appointment to the board,’’ he said.
‘‘Her deep background in farming and her experience on CBH’s Growers’ Advisory Council will bring valuable capabilities and perspectives to our board.
‘‘On behalf of the board, we are looking forward to working with Natalie and taking our co-operative forward in what is a particularly tough international grain environment that continues to provide serious challenges.’’