13 December     2004



Co-operatives WA Media Release


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



At the recent meeting of the Governing Council of Co-operatives WA all office bearers positions were declared vacant in line with standing practice to fill positions on an annual basis.


Mr John Carstairs was elected Council Chairman for a further 12 months. Mr Carstairs, a farmer from Perenjori and grower elected Director of Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited has been involved in Co-operatives WA since 1992.


Other positions filled at the Council meeting included the appointment of Mr Trent Bartlett, CEO of Capricorn Society Ltd as Deputy Chairman of Co-operatives WA. Committee appointments were also made with Mr Gary Allomes, CEO of Travellers Choice appointed Chairman of the Membership and Education Committee. Mr Tony Edwards CFO and Company Secretary of United Farmers Co-operative Company Ltd was appointed Chairman of the Governance Committee.






Issued and Authorised by       Peter Wells

Follow-up enquires to             Peter Wells 9368 5155

Date of Issue                          10 December 2004



For more information on Co-operatives WA and the seven principles of co-operation go to www.cooperativeswa.org.au.