WEST PERTH, AUSTRALIA — The CBH Group announced on March 28 that General Manager Operations Colin Tutt will be taking on a newly established role within the business from July this year, marking a transition to retirement.

Tutt will be commencing as the inaugural general manager, global supply chain from July 1 with the charter to investigate new ideas from around the globe for grain handling and storage as well as overall supply chain management.

“I have been with CBH for almost 40 years and loved every minute of it.  I have described my time heading up Operations as the best job in WA, and it is, but it is time for change.  The grains industry is changing so rapidly and I am not getting any younger.  This job needs some new energy and new perspective,” he said. “This new role allows me to transition from the day-to-day functionality of our supply chain to a more strategic consultative role but remain in the business providing support to the team for the medium term.”

Tutt will continue to provide support to the operations team in addressing below rail issues and will assist marketing and trading to identify ways to get grain to global markets by focusing on supply chain innovation beyond Western Australia. 

“Colin’s wealth of experience and his breadth of knowledge of this business are undisputedly enormous, so ensuring we can transition slowly and provide the right amount of support to the new General Manager of Operations is very important,” said CBH Group Chief Executive Officer Andy Crane.

The CBH Group will commence recruitment for Tutt’s successor in the general manager operations role in due course.