UNITING ALL AUSTRALIAN
CO-OPERATIVES + MUTUALs

BCCM History

2011

Social Business Australia forms assisted by Capricorn Society Ltd. It’s the beginning of a movement to establish a permanent representative body for co-ops and mutuals in Australia.

2012

 National committee forms to coordinate the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives in Australia

BCCM played an integral role in the design and development of Stories.coop – a collection of co-op stories from around the globe. 

2013

BCCM is formed as a legacy of the International Year of Co-operatives. It is Australia’s first national peak body for co-ops and mutuals.

Tony Stuart, Group CEO NRMA, Greg Wall, Group CEO Capricorn, Damien Walsh, CEO bankmecu, John McInerney, MD Common Equity Housing Ltd, Andrew Crane, CEO CBH Group, Peter Knock, CEO The Co-op, Melina Morrison, CEO BCCM

Inaugural BCCM Board: Tony Stuart, Group CEO NRMA, Greg Wall, Group CEO Capricorn, Damien Walsh, CEO bankmecu, John McInerney, MD Common Equity Housing Ltd, Andrew Crane, CEO CBH Group, Peter Knock, CEO The Co-op, Melina Morrison, CEO BCCM

BCCM Inaugural Chair, Greg Wall, is appointed to the Board of the International Co-operative Alliance.

Greg Wall

2014

BCCM holds the first National Leaders’ Summit and the Taste of Australia Industry Dinner is born.

 

BCCM releases the first sector Blueprint and the National Mutual Economy Report.

BCCM Chair, Dr Andrew Crane is the first co-operative CEO appointed to the B20 Group advising the G20 nations.

2015

The Australian Senate holds an inquiry into Co-ops, Mutuals and Member-owned firms.

Nick Xenophon (co-proposer) and Bridget McKenzie (co-proposer) flank Chris Ketter (chair) of the Senate inquiry into Cooperatives, Mutuals and Member-owned Firms

Nick Xenophon (co-proposer) and Bridget McKenzie (co-proposer) flank Chris Ketter (chair) of the Senate inquiry into Cooperatives, Mutuals and Member-owned Firms

National Chairs Forum

BCCM forms National Chairs’ Forum.

2016

Global board of the International Co-operative Alliance meets in Australia for the first time in 100 years.

International Co-operatives Alliance

 

BCCM launches Get Mutual, a free resources website.

Get Mutual

 

Federal Government announces $14 million to develop farm co-ops.

Farming Together

2017

Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Co-operatives forms.

Senator Bridget McKenzie, Melina Morrison and Dr Andrew Leigh

Senator Bridget McKenzie, Melina Morrison and Dr Andrew Leigh

Australian Treasurer, Scott Morrison, announces the Hammond Review into access to capital.

Senator Bridget Mckenzie, RHS; Greg Hammond OAM; The Hon. Scott Morrison; Wendy Machin, Chair, COBA; Melina Morrison, CEO, BCCM

Senator Bridget Mckenzie, RHS; Greg Hammond OAM; The Hon. Scott Morrison; Wendy Machin, Chair, COBA; Melina Morrison, CEO, BCCM

BCCM launches annual Recognition Awards for outstanding service to the sector.

BCCM Hall of Fame Inductees received a handcrafted BCCM pin.

BCCM Hall of Fame Inductees received a handcrafted BCCM pin

2018

BCCM reaches 50 members milestone – and growing!

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