Jannik Robin Olejas - CEO  

Jannik Robin Olejas - Chief Executive Officer

Jannik was appointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2020, having previously held the role of General Manager from 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.

Robin Stinson – Chief Financial Officer  

Robin Stinson – BSc FCCA GAICD- Chief Financial Officer

Robin was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer in July 2020. He is responsible for Business Services including Financial reporting, Information Technology and Supply and Procurement.

Robin and his team ensure that our statutory and contractual obligations are being met. They provide support both internally and externally through financial analysis, maintenance and development of the information technology infrastructure and ensuring a reliable and competitive supply chain. This group also manage the relationship with our financial institutions.

Robin has over 25 years’ experience working in financial roles within industry in the UK, PNG and Australia. He has joined us from Stahmann Farm Enterprises and has previously worked in the Offshore Logistics, Engineering and Food Manufacturing sectors in his career.

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.

Carissa Mansfield - General Manager People and Culture  

Carissa Mansfield - BBus MBA GDip OHS GAICD – General Manager People and Culture

Carissa joined Mackay Sugar in 2014 and has held various management roles within the business. Carissa provides strategic leadership and manages the People and Culture, Communications, Health, Safety and Environment teams across all operations including logistics, rail, cogeneration and manufacturing.

Carissa is a Director of Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) and Mackay Area Productivity Services (MAPS). 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, the Rural Safety Working Group and sits on the Mackay Regional Council Mayor’s Domestic Violence Taskforce.

Carissa holds a Bachelor of Business (HR) from Central Queensland University, Graduate Diploma OHS and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the same university. Carissa is also a graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Carl Morton – General Manager Operations  

Carl Morton – General Manager Operations

Carl joined Mackay Sugar in November 2021 as General Manager Operations. This role is responsible for managing the three Sugar Mills, Asset Management and Cane Supply logistics.

Having previously held positions in Wilmar, Orica and Norske Skog, Carl has diverse operational experience including Raw Sugar, Bioethanol, Industrial Hazardous Chemicals, Fertiliser as well as Pulp and Paper.

His proficiency comes from leading Operations, Asset Management, Projects, and Logistics functions which has been gained through working from the ground up to Executive Management roles.

Carl has qualifications in Mechanical Engineering, Reliability, Business Administration and Lean as well as holding an Advanced Trade Certificate in Fitting and Turning.

Brent Casey - GM Commercial and Agriculture  

Brent Casey - General Manager Commercial and Agriculture

Brent was appointed GM Commercial and Agriculture in August 2022, having previously held the role of General Manager at QCS since May 2016. He is responsible for the ongoing management of QCS, as well as the cane productivity department of Mackay Sugar. Previously, Brent held the positions of General Manager Marketing at Emerald Grain, General Manager Trading and Marketing at Queensland Sugar Limited, and has held various international management roles within the BP Group.

Brent has an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Lincoln University in New Zealand, and a Masters Degree in Economics from the same university.

Brent has extensive leadership and commodity risk management experience, many years of sugar industry knowledge, and significant experience in interacting with growers in the Mackay region. Brent also has strong relationships with international sugar groups and extensive knowledge of the Asian and Middle Eastern commodity markets and customers. He is a director of Mackay Area Productivity Services (MAPS) and chairs the ASMC Trade Committee.

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