CANEGROWERS says growers have a strong voice in an important role following the election of Babinda sugarcane grower and CANEGROWERS Cairns Region Chairman Stephen Calcagno to the Board of Sugar Terminals Limited (STL).

Mr Calcagno has been confirmed as the replacement for retiring director and Mossman grower Drew Watson on the STL board, joining Mackay grower Tony Bartolo who was elected by G-Class shareholders in 2018.

“I thank my fellow growers for their support and confidence at today’s STL Annual General Meeting,” Mr Calcagno said. “There is a lot of uncertainty around at the minute, but I see a bright future for this industry and I want to make sure that we make the best decisions possible for growers at all levels.

“STL owns Queensland’s bulk sugar shipping facilities so its management is critical to maintaining Australia’s reputation as a reliable supplier of quality sugar to the world market.

“Along with that, the company must also provide a dividend to shareholders, many of whom are cane growers.”

CANEGROWERS Chairman Paul Schembri welcomed the election of Mr Calcagno to the STL Board.

“With Stephen Calcagno, growers interests are in safe hands,” he said. “He is an experienced representative dedicated to his fellow growers who is also open minded and forward-thinking, meaning he will work with other board members for the benefit of the company and the industry as a whole. I wish him well in his new role.”

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