WEST PERTH, AUSTRALIA — CBH Grain has further demonstrated its commitment to servicing growers in Eastern Australia with the appointment of a new Regional Manager for northern New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland, the company announced Oct. 1.

CBH Grain Manager Eastern Australia Chris Ayers said Georgina Whiting, previously CBH Grain's regional manager for South East South Australia and western Victoria, had been appointed to the new role and will be based in Moree, NSW.

Kim Colwell, previously a member of CBH Grain's Melbourne-based grower services team, will become the new regional manager based in Horsham, Victoria, serving growers located in Western Victoria and in regions throughout the South East of South Australia.

"Georgina has solid industry experience including more than three years with CBH Grain as regional manager," Ayers said. "She is looking forward to meeting local growers, assisting them with their grain marketing requirements and helping to maximize the value of their crop. This harvest CBH Grain will be introducing a harvest pool for wheat in NSW and Queensland as well as offering cash contracts and cash-at-silo.

"Kim is also looking forward to stepping into Georgina's previous role. Kim has a strong background in agriculture, hailing from a cropping enterprise in southern NSW and having a bachelor of agriculture from University of Melbourne's Dookie Agricultural College where she won the Claire Leslie Memorial Prize."

CBH Grain General Manager Brian Mumme said the expansion of the Eastern Australian network demonstrated CBH Grain's commitment to providing the same competitive, grower-focused products and services it had built up over more than 80 years of operation in Western Australia.

"We have significantly increased our business in Eastern Australia since setting up a network three years ago based on our longstanding competitive strengths: price, service, experience, strength and reliability," Mumme said.