Paul Sadleir. Photo courtesy of the Perron Group Limited.

WEST PERTH, AUSTRALIA — Paul Sadleir has been named as an independent director of the CBH board, for a three-year term to begin following the next annual general meeting Feb. 25, 2020. He will succeed Trent Bartlett who will retire from the board after serving nine years.

Simon Stead, CBH chair, said Sadleir would continue to broaden the skills and experience of the Board, bringing strong commercial experience from his background in property development and infrastructure investment.

Currently, Sadleir is a non-executive director and chair of the nominations and remuneration committee of privately owned property and infrastructure investment group Perron Group Limited. He is also deputy chair and chair of the business (finance) committee of Brightwater Care Group and holds roles including WA councilor of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Most recently, Sadleir was managing director of Cedar Woods Properties Limited, an ASX300 property development company with operations across Australia.

“CBH greatly values the experience of our independent directors whose abilities complement those of our member directors,” Stead said. “Paul brings a wealth of commercial, financial and risk management experience to the Board which will add great value to our co-operative.”

Sadleir will be officially appointed an independent director for a three-year term during CBH’s next annual general meeting, with his position ratified by members in the 2022 annual general meeting. Bartlett will retire during the February 2021 meeting.

Bartlett was appointed as an independent director in February 2012. He is currently chair of the remuneration and nomination committee and is a member of the audit and risk management committee.

“Trent’s contribution to the co-operative has been significant,” Stead said. “His dedication to the co-operative sector and delivering value for the growers of Western Australia has been unwavering. On behalf of the board, I thank him for his tremendous service and wish him every success in his future endeavors.”