PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA — The CBH Group is shifting the structure of its leadership with the addition of a chief information officer to its CBH Lead Team.

Doug Warden, chief financial officer, has provided his resignation to pursue another employment opportunity and will leave CBH at the end August. With this resignation CBH has decided Tamour Azam, CIO of CBH, will join the CBH Lead Team and report to the chief executive officer. This addition will help CBH focus more on data, analytics and systems.

Tamour joined CBH Group as CIO in December 2018, tasked with delivering a technology strategy to support the CBH tactical plan. He has more than 25 years’ experience working in the UK and Australia, across multiple industries, including manufacturing, technology, defense and retail.

Previous roles include leading the technology function at the Bunnings Group (part of Wesfarmers) for six years and leading the technology, project management, business improvement and strategy functions with BAE SYSTEMS in the UK and Australia for 10 years.

“Doug has been with CBH for almost three years leading the finance and IT teams, and I would like to thank Doug for his contribution to CBH during his time with us, it has been great to have him as part of the team,” said Ben Macnamara, acting CEO for CBH. “I would also like to congratulate Tam on his appointment to the lead team. We are excited to see this role elevated within the cooperative, and I welcome him to the team.”

Pieter Vermeulen, chief project delivery officer, has also provided his resignation and will leave CBH by the end of October 2021.

“During Pieter’s time, the Project Delivery team has delivered 2.7 million tonnes of new storage to the CBH network, 80 throughput enhancements and many sustaining capital projects,” Macnamara said. “This is no mean feat, and the team should be proud of what they have delivered under Pieter’s guidance.”

The recruitment process for a new CFO, which will retain finance, strategy, and commercial development responsibilities, and chief project delivery officer will commence soon.

These leadership changes are the most recent for CBH. In late May, CBH named Macnamara as acting CEO, effective July 1, following Jimmy Wilson’s announcement to retire.