19 June    2006


Co-operatives WA News


This message has been issued by Co-operatives WA as part of its Member Services and Business Awareness programs.



Chris Enright to lead peak Co-op body



Chris Enright, Chairman of the Mt Barker Co-operative, and a farmer from Woogenellup, has been elected to the position of Chairman of Co-operatives WA, the peak representative body for the co-operative movement in Western Australia.


Mr Enright takes over from outgoing Chairman John Carstairs who stood down as the representative of Co-operative Bulk Handling Ltd on Co-operatives WA after 14 years service on Council and six years as Chairman. 


“The Co-operative movement in WA turns over in excess of $2 billion dollars annually and employs many thousands of workers across the state, from Kununurra in the north to Esperance in the south east, making a very valuable contribution to the state’s economy.


“The role of Co-operatives WA in representing the interests of co-operative companies is very important. I look forward to leading the Council as we get closer to working with the government and non-government parties on a proposed Green Bill to modernise the legislation covering WA co-operatives. I am also keen to lift community awareness of the role and value of co-operatives in our city and regional communities,” said Mr Enright. 


In accepting the position of Chairman, Chris paid tribute to the contribution John Carstairs has made to Co-operatives WA and welcomed to the Council Neil Wandel, Deputy Chairman of CBH.





 Authorised and released by Co-operatives WA on 19 June 2006

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