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Charlie Perkins

General Manager Fertiliser

As General Manager for CSBP Fertilisers, Charlie oversees the production, despatch, storage, and sales and marketing of our fertiliser products.

Charlie joined CSBP in 2006 as Commercial Manager Fertilisers. Charlie later became Chief Financial Officer and up until 2013 was the General Manager for CSBP Sodium Cyanide/Industrial Chemicals.

Previously, Charlie worked in various corporate finance positions with Ernst & Young, Deloitte and Australian Railroad Group, a former entity of Wesfarmers.

Charlie is a Chartered Accountant, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments.

 Ben Sudlow  

Ben Sudlow

Manager Fertiliser Sales and Marketing

Ben has been working in the Western Australian agricultural sector for over a decade, having worked as a territory manager and then in sales and marketing roles before joining CSBP in 2007.

Ben is responsible for marketing, market development, sales and customer service. He has a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Agriculture, and completed an MBA.

 Wayne Hiller  

Wayne Hiller

Manager Services and Systems

Wayne is responsible for the ongoing development of CSBP’s Fertiliser Services and alignment of all internal business systems.

Wayne joined CSBP in 2001 in a sales and marketing role following various sales and commercial management positions with Aventis CS and Rhone Poulenc.

Experience within the agricultural sector,  including responsibilities in sales & marketing, business systems, business planning and strategy, as well as development and implementation, makes Wayne uniquely equipped for this role.

 Greg Lister  

Greg Lister

Fertiliser Operations Manager

Greg is responsible for the production of quality fertiliser and the successful despatch of products to our customers.

Greg joined CSBP in 1981 in an administration/customer service role and since then has worked in the Ammonia production facility, as manager of the Geraldton facility, and Customer Service Manager at Kwinana.

Over the last five years Greg managed Kwinana despatch and the regional locations before being promoted to the position of Fertiliser Operations Manager.

   

Rusty Burke

Supply Chain Manager

Rusty has broad experience in procurement and logistics, having worked for CSBP over the last seven years in a range of roles in the Sodium Cyanide, Business Development and Central Procurement areas.

Before that, Rusty had approximately 25 years’ experience working in a range of chemical companies in South Africa and the UK, having qualified as a chemical engineer and following that with a commercial degree.

 

 Sophia Benedetti  

Sophia Benedetti

Commercial Manager

As the Commercial Manager for CSBP Fertilisers, Sophia is responsible for financial analysis and reporting, business efficiency and strategic planning for the business.

Sophia joined Wesfarmers in 2005, working in Business Development and Investor Relations, prior to joining CSBP in 2008.  Previously, Sophia worked in investment banking for Standard Bank of South Africa.

Sophia holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and holds a Bachelor of Business Science from the University of Cape Town.

Colin McKenzie

Colin McKenzie

Fertiliser Technical Manager

Colin is responsible for improving fertiliser production processes and a continued investigation into innovative fertiliser products.

Colin has a Bachelor of Science with Honours majoring in Chemistry from the University of WA, and has over 22 years experience with CSBP in various technical positions in fertiliser and chemical manufacturing and, more recently, product development.

Colin has had a major role in the rapid development and sales growth of liquid fertiliser in WA and in the development of other new fertiliser products over the last 10 years.

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