WEST PERTH, AUSTRALIA — David Capper has been appointed as CBH general manager, operations succeeding Colin Tutt, effective July 1.

CBH Group Chief Executive Officer Andrew Crane said that Capper brings a strong supply chain knowledge which extends from growers through to customers.

“David has held roles with the CBH Group in the operations and strategy departments as well as line management accountability at Eastern Pearl Flour Mills. This mix of experience provides a great background for his next challenging but very exciting role,” he said.

Capper has worked with the CBH Group for 10 years, commencing in Merredin in country operations in 2003, including a three year period at Interflour’s Eastern Pearl Flour Mill in Indonesia as director of operations. Since then he’s worked in CBH supply chain, quality and strategy.  He grew up in Beverley on his family’s mixed grains and livestock farm.

“While at Eastern Pearl Flour Mill David partnered with CBH General Manager Marketing & Trading Jason Craig, then general manager of the mill, and together they successfully turned around the performance of the facility.  We are looking forward to the positive outcomes of the partnership once again,” said Crane.

The CBH Group conducted a robust executive recruitment process receiving applications from a number of internal and external candidates.  
“There was a very high quality field of applicants from within our own business as well as a number of highly qualified external candidates from the grain and resource supply chain businesses.  It is testament to those internal applicants and our focus on staff development that they all compared so favorably to some of the best in the industry,” Crane said. “I look forward to welcoming David to the executive committee and working closely with him and the operations team to create and return even more value to our growers.”

Tutt will begin his new role of general manager global supply chain on July 1.