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CO-OPERATIVES + MUTUALs

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AIM WA+UWA Business School Executive Education

AIM WA+UWA Business School Executive Education

AIM WA+UWA Business School Executive Education combines the best of both worlds – the rigorous ground breaking intellectual power of the region’s premium research and teaching university with the commercial understanding, flexibility and capacity of Western Australia’s leading private training provider. For both these not-for-profit organisations, Executive Education plays a vital role in their missions of empowering individual and organisational performance – making a difference through leaders and managers who care, are capable and continually exceed expectations.

BAL Lawyers

BAL Lawyers

Bradley Allen Love (BAL) is based in Canberra and has an outstanding reputation in its core practice areas of commercial and business law, real estate law, local government law, planning and environmental law, employment law, estate planning and business succession, and commercial litigation.

Year established: 2001

Bus Vic

Bus Association Victoria

BusVic is a social enterprise and part of the Victorian bus and coach industry’s social capital. Since the 1940s, BusVic has played a central role as carriers and promoters of desired government practices, values and organising principles.

Year established: 1944

Type: Association

Industry: Purchasing and Supply Services

Civic Risk Mutual

Civic Risk Mutual

CivicRisk Mutual is a mutual of NSW councils. It is self-managed, self-funded and owned and operated entirely by members for risk management regarding public liability losses.

Year established: 1988

Type: Mutual

Industry: Insurance & Risk Protection

Cuscal

Cuscal

Cuscal’s business is payments. They are Australia’s leading provider of end-to-end payments solutions whose capabilities include card and acquiring products, mobile payments, fraud prevention, EFT switching and settlements, plus running the rediATM Scheme, one of Australia’s largest ATM networks.

Year established: 1978

Type: Mutual

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

Gerard Daniels

Gerard Daniels

Gerard Daniels is an international executive search and board consulting firm serving clients in the regions of Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa and The Americas.

Year established: 1986

Go Vita

Go Vita is Australia’s largest health food co-op, committed to making a difference in its local communities with ethical, quality products and honest health advice.

Year established: 1987

Type: Producer Owned

Industry: Purchasing and Supply Services

Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. These firms use insights, experience and instinct to understand complex issues for privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients and help them to find solutions.

Year established: 1924

Independent Liquor Group

Australia’s largest liquor co‑operative, The Independent Liquor Group is a member owned organisation of licensed liquor stores, hotels, registered clubs and restaurants working collectively to obtain the best service and benefits whilst maintaining their own autonomy and independence. Committed to providing choice and flexibility to better service its member’s diverse business models with five distinct banner groups in: Bottler, Super Cellars, The Liquor Co-op, Clubmart and Pubmart.

Year established: 1975

Type: Producer Owned

Industry: Purchasing and Supply Services, Retail and Marketing

The Limestone Coast Fishermen's Co-operative (LCFC)

Limestone Coast Fishermen’s Co-operative (LCFC)

A start-up co-operative, LCFC processes and markets the Southern Rock Lobster supplied by local fishing businesses, who are its members.

Year established: 2018

Type: Producer Owned

Industry: Agriculture

Master Butchers Co-operative

MBL

Master Butchers Co-operative Ltd, (commonly known throughout the trade as MBL), was formed as a Co-operative in 1905 by South Australian Butchers to service the Meat Industry in a variety of operations. It remains as a Co-operative, registered under the Co-operatives National Law in South Australia. Members consist of retail and wholesale butchers, supermarkets, smallgoods manufacturers, abattoir operators, boning room operators, and seafood and poultry manufacturers and retailers mainly in South Australia, Northern Territory & Western Victoria.

Year established: 1905

Type: Producer Owned

Industry: Purchasing and Supply Services, Retail and Marketing

QBE

QBE

QBE Australia is part of the QBE Insurance Group, one of the world’s top 20 general insurance and reinsurance companies. Headquartered in Sydney, QBE Australia has offices across all states and territories.

QBE Australia provides a broad range of insurance products to personal, business, corporate and institutional customers. From car, home and travel insurance, to tailored business packages and specialist cover for industries such as aviation and farming.  

Industry: Insurance & Risk Protection

Rabobank

Rabobank is active in the Netherlands and many other countries worldwide. As a socially responsible bank, Rabobank is committed to contributing to welfare and prosperity in the Netherlands and to solving the global food issue.

Rabobank is a cooperative with members rather than shareholders. Customers can demonstrate their involvement with the bank by becoming members. Nearly two million customers are currently members of Rabobank. They have a voice in deciding the bank’s course.

Year established: 1972

Type: Customer Owned, Mutual

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

Regis

Regis Mutual Management

Regis Mutual Management is an international market leader in creating and managing true mutuals. This new generation of mutuals are based upon the spirit of mutuals in their original form, brought to life by modern, professional and disciplined management skills. They are the preferred choice of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation for establishing new mutuals in the developed world.

Year established: 2007

Type: Mutual

Industry: Insurance & Risk Protection

TNR

Thomas Noble & Russell

TNR is a leading mid-tier chartered accounting firm. TNR is a member of the HLB National and International Network of accounting firms. The national network has offices in all major Australian business centres whilst the global network has members in more than 100 countries.

Year established: 1899

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

Woolworths Employees’ Credit Union

Woolworths Employees’ Credit Union

Woolworths Employees’ Credit Union (WECU) offers its members a better alternative to banks and other deposit taking institutions. With an understanding and knowledge of the lifestyle needs of the employees of the Woolworths group of companies, WECU provides quality financial products with competitive interest rates, minimal fees and a friendly, personalised service. WECU’s range of services includes a selection of savings and investment accounts, loans for any worthwhile purpose, general and health insurance and financial planning.

Year established: 1971

Type: Customer Owned, Mutual

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

Industry Peak Bodies

Australian Friendly Societies Pharmacies Association

AFSPA represents Friendly Society Pharmacies, community pharmacies owned by not-for-profit Friendly Societies rather than pharmacists. Friendly Societies in Australia began providing community services in primary health care in the 1830s. The Association has members covering some 900,000 individuals.

Year established: 1990

Type: Friendly Societies

Industry: Healthcare

Co-operatives WA

Co-operatives WA

Co-operatives WA is the peak industry body for co-operatives incorporated in Western Australia. Members elect, on a rotational basis, member companies to form the Co-operatives WA Council to administer the day-to-day affairs of the peak body. It is the oldest surviving peak body for co-operatives in Australia.

Year established: 1919

Type: Industry Peak

Cooperatives Alliance

The Cooperatives Alliance is a group of agricultural, fishing and financial co-operatives in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. Members of the Alliance contribute more than $1 billion and 2,500 jobs to the regional economy.

Year established: 2014

Type: Industry Peak

Industry: Agriculture, Banking & Financial Services

Customer-Owned Banking Association Limited (COBA)

The Customer-Owned Banking Association is the industry advocate for Australia’s customer-owned banking sector.  It is owned by its 72 member institutions: 51 credit unions, 2 building societies, 17 mutual banks and 2 others; and a number of affiliate members.

Year established: 2006

Type: Industry Peak

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

Industry Super Australia

Industry Super Australia

Industry Super Australia (ISA) manages collective projects on behalf of Industry Super Funds with the objective of maximising the retirement savings of five million members. All Industry Super Funds are run with a common goal of providing the best possible retirement outcome for members.

Year established: 2006

Type: Industry Peak

Industry: Industry Super Funds

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