Growth and opportunity for CMEs in the era of accountability

2019 BCCM Leaders’ Summit and Industry Dinner

CME 100 Chairs' Forum Lunch

The BCCM held its bi-annual CME 100 Chairs’ Forum on Thursday 20 November, bringing together the Chairs of co-operative and mutual enterprises to discuss issues facing the sector and the economy more broadly. The guest speaker was the Hon Kerry Sanderson AM, Chair, St John of God Health Care Board and Chancellor, Edith Cowan University.

Pictured with Terry Agnew and Melina Morrison

Terry Agnew, Kerry Sanderson, Melina Morrison

Optional tours

The BCCM offered delegates two optional tours as part of the Summit.


BCCM Co-ops in Focus Site Visit – Co-operation Housing Fremantle

This tour visited three housing co‐operatives in the Fremantle area:
Inanna’s HouseThe Fremantle Housing Collective and Pinakarri Community.

First Fremantle Housing CollectivePinakarri Community


BCCM Co-ops in Focus Site Visit – Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative

This tour visited the world‐class export facility of the leading exporter of live rock lobster to China.

Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative tourGeraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative tourGeraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative tour


RAC WA’s Intellibus visit

In addition, BCCM’s Anthony Taylor and guest speaker Dr Michael L. Cook, checked out our member RAC WA’s Intellibus

2019 BCCM Industry Dinner

We kicked off the Summit with the Taste of Australia Industry Dinner on Thursday 20 November 2019 at the Pan Pacific Hotel Perth.

This year’s dinner celebrated the richness of Western Australia’s co‑operative produce, from the clear crystal water where rock lobsters are harvested to the flavour of the pastures where our lamb is raised. Executive Chef, Matt Lonne, created a bespoke menu for guests to savour the best that WA has to offer. The ILG Gin bar was as popular as ever.





A night of fine dining and guest speakers to celebrate our 2019 Award Honour Roll inductees. Television Presenter and Chef, Anna Gare, kept us entertained as MC. Jimmy Wilson, CEO, CBH Group welcomed guests. The Hon Michael Sukkar MP, Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Housing provided the Opening Remarks outlining the Federal Government’s broad support for the CME sector. The Hon Alannah Mactiernan MLC, Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food spoke on the Influence of WA’s Agriculture co-ops. Peter van Onselen, journalist with Network Ten and The Australian, concluded the evening as the After Dinner Speaker.


Melina Morrison dinner - photo by chris gleisner

Anna Gare and Matt Lonne - photo by chris gleisner

Jimmy Wilson - photo by Chris Gleisner

The Hon Michael Sukkar MP - photo by Chris Gleisnew

PETER VAN ONSELEN - photo by chris gleisner


The fabulous evening was courtesy of CBH. Thank you to our fabulous food and drink sponsors – Geraldton Fisherman’s Co-operative, ILG, Sweeter Banana and WAMMCO and our event sponsor Beyond Bank.


BCCM dinner


Summit Gallery “Find yourself at the Taste of Australia Dinner”

BCCM 2019 Honour Roll for Outstanding Service Inductees

2019 BCCM Breakfast on the Hill

Breakfast on the Hill was held in Government House, Perth on Friday 21 November. Our excellent breakfast was courtesy of RAC.


2019 Breakfast on the Hill - Photo by Chris Gleisner


Official Welcome: Rob Slocombe, Group CEO, RAC WA


Rob Slocombe - photo by chris gleisner


Opening Remarks: The Hon John Quigley MLA, Attorney General, Minister for Commerce


The Hon John Quigley MLA - photo by chris gleisner


Guest Speaker: Dr Bruce Baskerville, University of Western Australia

Bruce spoke about the important work of writing the history of the Co-operative Federation of WA, in the book he authored called Let Our Co-operative Spirit Stand. This year the Federation has celebrated its Centenary. Our thanks to Coops WA for making the book available for the Summit and the beautiful historical co-op images we screened at Breakfast. Contact Coops WA to order the book.


Dr Bruce Baskerville - photo by chris gleisner


Summit Gallery “Find yourself at Breakfast on the Hill”

Media annoucement

Senator The Hon Bridget McKenzie, Minister for Agriculture,  held a press conference with BCCM to announce funding to help to develop the information, resources and guidance required to help more producers take control through co-operation.

The press conference included Senator The Hon Bridget McKenzie, Minister for Agriculture, The Hon Mia Davies MLA, Leader of the Nationals WA, Melina Morrison, CEO, BCCM, Matt Rutter, Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-op (speaking on behalf of the following representatives) Doriana Mangili, Sweeter Banana Co-operative, Simon Stahl and John Seccombe, Northern Co-operative Meat Company, and Jimmy Wilson, CBH Group.

We launched the Disability Inclusion Toolkit. Download presentation.


We launched the 2019 National Mutual Economy Report during the Summit.

Winthrop Professor Tim Mazzarol spoke on the State of the Sector. Download presentation


Winthrop Professor Tim Mazzarol


Political journalist Peter van Onselen and The Hon Julie Bishop had an informative armchair chat about business in the era of accountability


Political journalist Peter van Onselen and The Hon Julie Bishop


Delegates were the first to glimpse the newest innovation in measurement. With research partners, Monash University, we globally launched the Mutual Value Measurement (MVM) framework; an exhaustive two‐year study into co‐operative and mutual value creation. Download presentation


MVM launch


Leading data experts discussed the complex issue of data governance. How can co‐ops and mutuals protect member data at the same time they are optimising data for growth and opportunity?



Summit Gallery “Find yourself at the Summit”

Thank you for your feedback

98% said the Taste of Australia Industry Dinner Event met or exceeded their expectations

98% said the programme for the Leaders’ Summit met or exceeded their expectations

98% said the speakers at the event met or exceeded their expectations

100% said the venue  met or exceeded their expectations

98% said the event met or surpassed their expectations

What the delegates thought …

“A excellent conference and learning experience I will take back to our co-op”

The depth of the content and speakers really showcased the work that BCCM are doing for our sector and where we can be more active to promote our fellow coop and mutual members.”

“BCCM team did an tremendous job ensuring level of excellence in presentation”

With thanks to our sponsors

Summit sponsors