WEST PERTH, AUSTRALIA —  Brian McAlpine of Maya has been elected by CBH Group members in District 1 and current Member Director John Hassell of Pingelly has been re-elected by members in District 3 in this year's CBH Member Director Elections results, the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) told CBH on Feb. 20.

Brian McAlpine stood for election against current Member Director Rod Madden of Morawa in District 1, meanwhile in District 3, Ray Marshall of East Pingelly and Lindsay Tuckwell of Kondinin stood against Hassell for election.

The results were announced following the close of polls and counting of votes on Feb. 20.

Current CBH Chairman Neil Wandel of Esperance was re-elected unopposed in District 5 following the closure of nominations on Jan. 6.

Wandel congratulated the member directors on their election.

"It is encouraging to see the re-election of a director and the election of a new member to the board," Wandel said. "It shows us the level of interest amongst our members to be a part of the CBH Group board. I am sure our new Member Director McAlpine will bring new ideas, expertise and add diversity to the board of our grower owned co-operative.

"I take this opportunity to thank Rod Madden for the six years of service to the board and the significant contribution he has made.

"In recognition of his contribution to agriculture, Madden was awarded the prestigious Sir John Monash Gold Medal Award for Agribusiness Co-operative Directors in 2002, a clear indication of his dedication to the growers of WA. CBH would like to wish him well in his future endeavors."

The formal declaration of directors will take place at the CBH Group's 79th Annual General Meeting on Feb. 28, which is open to all registered CBH Group members.