MAJOR staff changes at CBH have continued this week with the announcement that its general manager operations David Capper would be leaving the company.
Mr Capper was appointed general manager operations in 2013, when he replaced another long-serving employee, Colin Tutt in the role.
Yesterday's announcement comes just days after the co-operative announced a new zone and area management structure for its grain receival network, whereby the Kwinana Port Zone was divided into two management zones, Kwinana North and Kwinana South, each with a respective zone manager.
The restructure meant that while the number of port zones remains at four, the change took the total number of management zones from four to five, and, subsequently increase the number of zone managers to five.
CBH's general manager planning, strategy and development Ben Macnamara has been announced as Mr Capper's replacement, effective from February 18.
CBH chief executive officer Jimmy Wilson said Mr Macnamara's deep understanding of the network and its future requirements would be invaluable as CBH continues to reshape the network.
"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 - the planning and operation of the network are central to these objectives," Mr 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."
In regards to Mr Capper's departure, Mr Wilson said that "during his tenure, among many other achievements, David improved safety performance, grew CBH's export capacity, developed and commenced the Network Strategy to improve network efficiency and grower service, delivered CBH's largest harvest and export programs on record, and reduced grower storage and handling and freight fees".
"CBH would like to recognise David, as I am sure would the growers of WA, for his dedication and service," Mr 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."
Mr Macnamara joined CBH in 2014 in the role of commercial and business development manager, and he was appointed to his current role on the Lead Team in December 2017.
Prior to commencing at CBH, he worked for an investment advisory firm and an international professional services firm.
Mr Capper's departure follows on from several other long-term CBH employees who have left the business in recent weeks, including CBH Kwinana Port Zone manager Andrew Mencshelyi and Albany Port Zone manager Greg Thornton.