Andrew Crane has worked for over 30 years in the agribusiness industry. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Curtin Uni appoints new chancellor

Friday, 24 August, 2018 - 09:49

CBH Group's former chief executive Andrew Crane has been appointed chancellor of Curtin University.

Dr Crane is currently non-executive director of the Royal Automobile Club of WA (RAC) and a member of the Rabobank Australia and New Zealand agriculture advisory board.

He has been a council and executive committee member on the Curtin board since 2015.

Dr Crane was previously non-executive director of South-East Asian milling group Interflour Holdings, of which CBH holds a 50 per cent share, chairman of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals, and advisory board member of ASA 100 (Australia China food branding).

Dr Crane will succeed Colin Beckett, whose two terms as chancellor, totalling six years, conclude at the end of 2018.

Mr Beckett said Dr Crane was unanimously elected by the Curtin Council this week.

Dr Crane is currently serving his second term on the Curtin Council and he was previously a member of the Curtin Business School Advisory Council from 2009 to 2015, so his knowledge of Curtin and the higher education sector is significant,” he said.

Curtin vice-chancellor Deborah Terry said she looked forward to working more closely with Dr Crane.

“In addition to his considerable knowledge of Curtin, Dr Crane’s vast national and international business experience will be of enormous benefit to the university,” she said.