As you will be aware, Sugar Research Australia Limited (SRA) is an industry-owned company that was established in 2013 by Australia’s sugarcane growers and millers to deliver Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) activities and services that drive productivity, profitability and sustainability for the Australian sugarcane industry.
All industry-owned organisations like SRA are required, under their statutory funding agreements with the Commonwealth Government, to commission regular independent corporate performance reviews.
Following a competitive tendering process, a project team headed by Scott Williams of Scott Williams Consulting has been appointed to undertake the first performance review for SRA and has commenced its work. In short, the review will examine how effectively and efficiently SRA is fulfilling its obligations to levy payers and Government.
It is important to note that this review is being undertaken completely independently of SRA. The project will be completed by September 2016.
A key component of the project will be to consult with industry. The project team will be making specific contact with the key industry organisations to obtain input into the review. The team also invites any industry stakeholder (growers, millers, research providers, consultants or any other interested party) to make a submission. People or organisations wishing to do so should visit the project website (www.sraperformancereview.org ) or send an email to email@example.com. Alternatively, please contact Scott Williams on 0413 059 190.
Submissions close on 17 June.