Andrew Crane

Chief Executive Officer

Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited (CBH Group)


Dr Andrew “Andy” Crane joined grain marketer, Grain Pool Pty Ltd in 2001 and was appointed General Manager of the Marketing and Trading business when it merged with CBH in 2003. In 2008 he became the CBH Group’s GM, Strategy and Business Development and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2009. Since joining the CBH Group, Andrew has led the reorganisation of the co-operatives to ensure grower members benefit from the dramatic deregulation of their industry.

Prior to joining the CBH Group, Andrew spent 12 years in the European malting industry. Andrew holds a degree in Environmental Studies, a PhD in Agriculture and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Andrew is also a director of Interflour Holdings Ltd, Chairman of the Australian Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals and has recently been appointed a member of the Curtin University Council.

“In my opinion, the power to act of cooperatives and mutuals is...derived from a common purpose, a common measure of performance and common values.”

Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited (CBH Group)

The CBH Group is Australia’s leading grains industry organisation, storing and handling on average 10 million tonnes, or up to 40 per cent of the nation’s annual grain crop. It is Australia’s largest co-operative and listed by Business Review Weekly in 2015 as Australia’s second largest private business.

The co-operative operates several other related businesses including CBH Grain a leading international grain trading and marketing company, a joint venture South East Asian flour milling business which operates seven flour mills in Indonesia and Malaysia and Vietnam and a recently acquired Oat processing business, Blue Lake Milling.