Editorial

Degotardi to step down as COBA CEO

Degotardi to step down as COBA CEO

By on August 11, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

The board of BCCM member the Customer Owned Banking Association (COBA) has announced the resignation of CEO Mark Degotardi. “It has been my privilege to serve as COBA’s CEO. Customer owned banking stands out as the strong, ethical, consumer-focused alternative in retail banking and it has been an absolute pleasure to advocate on behalf of […]




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CBH announces appointment of new CEO

CBH announces appointment of new CEO

By on August 10, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

BCCM Member CBH Group has announced the appointment of Jimmy Wilson as its new Chief Executive Officer starting late in 2017. CBH Chairman Wally Newman said “the Board was seeking a candidate that would drive and shape the next phase of development for our growers’ supply chain, ensuring the organisation is fit to match the […]




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CEHL Screening of “A New Economy”

CEHL Screening of “A New Economy”

By on August 7, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Common Equity Housing Limited would like to invite you to attend a screening of “A New Economy” followed by a panel discussion. What if working together for the good of all was the most common business model? Watch, as several organizations strive towards building a more cooperative future. By putting humanity before the bottom line, they […]




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Supporting Independent Living Co-operative shows the way forward for NDIS

Supporting Independent Living Co-operative shows the way forward for NDIS

By on July 28, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

The Supporting Independent Living Co-operative (SILC) is now a registered NDIS provider in New South Wales. The registration is a significant milestone for SILC, which will now be able to provide specialist NDIS supports to its members, for example exploring housing options, preparing rosters and employment of staff in a family-governed home. SILC CEO Jo Battersby said “This […]




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Yves Morieux: “Complicatedness exacts a heavy price”

Yves Morieux: “Complicatedness exacts a heavy price”

By on July 19, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Over the coming weeks we will share insights into the speakers we have lined up for the 2017 BCCM Leaders’ Summit to be held at the Stamford Plaza in Brisbane on Friday 10 November. There are just 100 tickets for the annual Summit and Industry Dinner. Book early to avoid disappointment and for great early bird rates. Who Yves […]




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Western Australian grain growers break into Asian beer market

Western Australian grain growers break into Asian beer market

By on July 5, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

The CBH Group has joined Interflour Group in celebrating the opening of the US$70 million Intermalt facility in Vietnam providing Western Australian grain growers with direct access to the Asian beer market. CBH Chairman Wally Newman and Chief Executive Officer Andy Crane attended the ceremony together with directors and senior leaders including Interflour Group Managing […]




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Calls to strengthen the Co-Operative and Mutuals Sector

Calls to strengthen the Co-Operative and Mutuals Sector

By on July 5, 2017 in BCCM in the News, Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Australia’s peak body for co-operative and mutual models of enterprise is calling for Australians to get behind the push to “humanise capitalism”. In light of the UN International Day of Cooperatives on Saturday, Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) joined other co-op bodies around the world in advocating for a more people-centred economy. BCCM CEO […]




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CUA appoints new Chairman to commence in November

CUA appoints new Chairman to commence in November

By on July 5, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Australia’s largest credit union, CUA, today announced that former PwC partner Nigel Ampherlaw has been elected as its new Chairman and will take up the position from 14 November. Current CUA Chairman Alan Beanland is retiring after eight years in the role. He has been a member of CUA’s Board since September 2009 and was […]




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Stocksy platform co-op signs deal with Adobe

Stocksy platform co-op signs deal with Adobe

By on July 3, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Artist-owned stock image platform Stocksy has signed a landmark deal with Adobe. Stocksy’s image collection will now be available as part of Adobe’s Premium Stock Collection as part of any Creative Cloud plan. Stocksy member-artists, located in over 100 countries, receive some of the highest percentages of the sale price of images in the industry. This […]




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International Day of Co-operatives

International Day of Co-operatives

By on July 1, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Today, 1 July, is the 95th International Day of Co-operatives. The message from the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) on this day is that “[a]t a time when income inequality is rising around the world, it is good to remember that solutions for inequality exist. The co-operative model is foremost among these. “Its internationally agreed definition, […]




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