WEST PERTH, AUSTRALIA — The CBH Group announced on April 23 the appointment of Jason Craig to the position of general manager, CBH Grain, the CBH Group’s grain marketing, accumulation and trading division.

Craig joins the CBH Group from CBH’s joint venture business Interflour, where he is currently president director of PT Eastern Pearl Flour Mills (EPFM), the fifth largest flour milling business in the world and the second largest in Indonesia.

Prior to this, Craig was the trading manager, Proteins, Oilseeds and Oats with the Grain Pool of WA (now known as CBH Grain).

CBH Group Chief Executive Officer Andy Crane said Craig brought significant grain trading experience in the domestic and international markets across various commodities to the role and a long-standing relationship with Western Australian growers.

“Craig spent many years marketing and trading grain on behalf of WA growers during his time with the Grain Pool of WA so he is well known to many of our growers and customers," Crane said. “He has extensive experience in managing both trading and pooling products and a strong commodity and financial background.

“During his time overseas he has gained unique insight as a customer and processor of WA grain. This will undoubtedly benefit CBH Grain’s understanding of customer requirements.

“We look forward to Craig joining us and focusing CBH Grain on creating and returning value to our growers through strong customer relationships in key markets and competitive grain pricing and products.”

Craig has a postgraduate diploma in applied investment & finance from the Securities Institute of Australia (Treasury Stream) and a bachelor’s of commerce (banking & finance) from Curtin University, Western Australia.