David Said – Chief Financial Officer

David Said – BBus FCPA - Chief Financial Officer

David was appointed as Chief Financial Officer from 16 January 2017 having previously held the position of Manager - Business Services. He is responsible for Business Services, Supply and Procurement.

David and his team perform the financial operations for the group ensuring statutory and contracted obligations are met. They provide the necessary financial reporting to internal and external stakeholders as well as dealing with financial institutions to manage daily transactions and borrowings, ensuring all compliance requirements are satisfied. They also source, negotiate, acquire and supply the goods and services required by the business.

David has over 25 years’ experience with Mackay Sugar, commencing as a Graduate Accountant at Corporate Office in 1990. He moved to Pleystowe Mill in 1993 to perform various accounting roles before transferring to the Business Service Centre at Farleigh Mill in 2001 as Senior Accountant. David is a Director of Pioneer Valley Water Co-operative Limited.

Peter Gill - Company Secretary and Legal Counsel

Peter Gill – BEc LLB GDipTax FCPA - Company Secretary and Legal Counsel

Peter was appointed Company Secretary and Legal Counsel on 29 November 2019. He previously undertook the role of General Manager - Commercial and Legal from 16 January 2017, having previously been the Chief Financial Officer since 31 May 2013. Peter returned to Mackay Sugar in August 2012, after acting as General Counsel and Company Secretary for Mackay Sugar Cooperative between 1999 and 2003.

Peter is a solicitor and is a Fellow of CPA Australia. He was previously employed by McCullough Robertson Solicitors from 1988 -1999 and 2004-2012. During his time at McCullough Robertson and when employed by Mackay Sugar and Mackay Sugar Cooperative, Peter has been closely involved with Mackay Sugar's commercial and legal matters and in particular the establishment of the sugar refining joint ventures, financing arrangements, Cane Supply and Processing Agreements, the Racecourse Cogeneration Project, the acquisition and subsequent disposal of Mossman Mill and the subscription into the Company by Nordzucker AG. He has also been involved in general sugar industry matters from both a legal, commercial and financial perspective.

Jannik Robin Olejas - General Manager

Jannik Robin Olejas - General Manager

Jannik was appointed General Manager in September 2019, following the completion of the subscription into Mackay Sugar by Nordzucker AG.

Jannik has previously been employed by Danisco Sugar A/S since 1992. Following the merger of Nordzucker AG and Danisco A/S in 2009, he has held various positions initially within Sales & Marketing and subsequently in Agriculture. He has worked internationally with clients, suppliers and stakeholders across Europe and has until recently held the senior management position of Head of Agri Sourcing which reports directly to the CEO & CAO.

For a number of years he has also been appointed as a board member of Sucros Oy, Finland and Nordic Sugar SIA, Latvia.

Jannik holds a degree in Sales & Marketing from Copenhagen Business School and has undertaken various general management training courses at International Business Schools.

Carissa Mansfield - Group Manager Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment

Carissa Mansfield - BBus MBA GDip OHS – Group Manager Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment

Carissa was appointed Manager Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment in 2016 having previously held the position of Manager, Health, Safety and Environment from 2014 - 2016.

Carissa provides strategic leadership and the delivery of the HR and HSE strategic plan across all business units. She manages the Human Resources function including People and Culture, Training, Learning and Development, Workforce Planning/Recruitment and Employment/Industrial Relations, as well as all facets of Health, Safety and Environment across all operations including logistics, rail, cogeneration and manufacturing.

Carissa has over 15 years' experience in the health and safety environment and has held positions with Cordukes Pty Limited, CH4 Gas Limited, Peabody Energy and BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance. She is Chair of the ASMC Environmental Committee and a member of the ASMC People and Safety Committee. Carissa is also a member of the Resource Industry Network Safety Committee and the Rural Safety Working Group.

Jason Walton – Manager Cane Supply and Logistics

Jason Walton – Manager Cane Supply and Logistics

Jason was appointed to the role of Manager – Cane Supply and Logistics in June 2018. Jason joined Mackay Sugar in October 2011 in the role of Transport and Logistics Co-ordinator. He assumed the role of Transport and Logistics Manager in April 2013, and then transferred to Cane Supply in June 2016 to take up the position of Cane Supply Operations Manager. Jason has over 15 years’ experience in the supply chain and logistics industry, working for OneSteel and Toll Intermodal prior to joining Mackay Sugar.

Jason’s focus is to provide leadership, management and strategic direction to the Cane Supply department centred on the safe and efficient operation of Mackay Sugar's cane transport operations. Jason’s area of responsibility includes cane development, harvest management, inbound cane transport and outbound logistics of raw sugar and milling by-products such as bagasse, molasses, mill mud and ash.

Tony Lloyd

Tony Lloyd - Dip Mech Eng MEA Dip Mtce Mgmt Cert. AppSc – Group Asset Manager

Tony is responsible for asset management across the Mackay Sugar group. This includes capital planning, projects development and implementation, asset management systems/development, reliability, maintenance planning and compliance.

He also oversees the management of the cane rail system, rollingstock and mobile plant across the Mackay area.

Tony has over 20 years’ experience in the sugar industry and has been involved in key areas of the business having previously held positions as Project Engineer, Chief Engineer and Factory Manager at both Farleigh and Marian mills.

His primary focus is to ensure the Mackay Sugar assets are effectively managed to produce maximum benefit for all stakeholders.

Peter Flanders

Peter Flanders – BEng Mech MBT – Manager Farleigh Mill

Peter is responsible for the milling operations at the Farleigh site including all production and maintenance activities. He was appointed to the position in July 2015 and has over 33 years experience in the sugar industry in both the milling and refining sectors. Peter started his career as a mechanical engineer and has held positions leading maintenance, project and operating teams and has previously worked as a Mill Manager. He also holds the position of Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Sugar Research Institute.

Mark Gayton

Mark Gayton - GDip Mtce Mgmt - Manager Racecourse Mill

Mark is responsible for the milling and cogeneration operations at the Racecourse site including all production and maintenance activities.

He is also responsible to ensure the effective supply of services to support Sugar Australia refinery operations on the site

Mark has over 35 years’ experience in the sugar industry in both the engineering and management areas. He has previously held positions at Mackay Sugar including Shift Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Engineering Superintendent, Factory Manager and Milling Operations Manager prior to his appointment as General Manager Operations in 2010.

Mark commenced as Factory Manager Racecourse Mill in March 2018.

Craig Wood

Craig Wood - BEng Mech GCert Eng Tech – Manager Marian Mill

Craig was appointed Factory Manager at Marian in March 2016. Craig also worked with Wilmar and CSR for 11 years in several roles including Reliability Engineer, Engineering Manager, Site Manager and Acting General Manager Operations for seven factories for a period of 12 months. Craig has more than 28 years experience in sugar after starting an apprenticeship as a Fitter and Turner at Isis Central Sugar Mill in 1979. Craig also took a break from the industry in 1988 to work in sales and business management prior to returning to Isis Central Mill in 1999.