WEST PERTH, AUSTRALIA — The CBH Group is appointing Doug Warden as its new chief financial officer (CFO), effective Oct. 8.

Jimmy Wilson, chief executive officer (CEO), said Warden’s previous experience, including 15 years with Iluka Resources, would contribute valuable expertise to the CBH Group.

“We are pleased that an individual of Warden’s caliber and experience has agreed to join the CBH team and look forward to his contribution to the Group and growers of Western Australia,” Wilson said. “As a co-operative focused on operating the lowest cost possible outbound logistical supply chain for our growers, strong financial management and disciplined capital deployment are essential to delivering this value to our growers.”

Ed Kalajzic, current CFO, will stay on until Warden officially transitions into the position.

“Ed’s financial stewardship over the last four years as chief financial officer has placed the CBH business in a strong position and I would like to thank him for his dedication to CBH, and we look forward to this being continued under Doug’s leadership,” Warden said.

Warden brings experience in group financial management, strategy, commercial and business development, risk, treasury and investor relations.  He was most recently CFO and head of strategy and planning at Iluka Resources and has held a variety of leadership positions within their group since 2003.

Previous to this he spent five years with EY as the senior manager of corporate finance.