Queensland Sugar Limited’s Chief Operating Officer, Robert Hines, will retire from the business as of Friday 30 October 2020.

QSL Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Greg Beashel said Mr Hines had been with QSL for nearly eight years, including four years as Chief Financial Officer, and had played an integral role in the company’s evolution.

“During his time with QSL, Robert has been instrumental in negotiating the contractual framework that currently underpins our marketing business, as well as the development of our Grower Services and QSL Direct teams, and the delivery of the strong banking and pricing services enjoyed by much of Queensland’s sugar industry,” Mr Beashel said.

“Robert’s considerable financial expertise, wise counsel and positive attitude will be sincerely missed by the QSL team and we wish him all the best for his retirement from executive life.”

To support the business needs following Mr Hines’s departure, the following changes will take effect from 1 November 2020:

  • QSL’s current Executive Manager Marketing and Risk, Mark Hampson, will assume the newly created role of General Manager Marketing and oversee QSL’s Marketing, Logistics, Risk Management, Treasury, Grower Services and Supply Systems teams.
  • QSL Manager of Marketing and Logistics, Andrew Phipps, will lead the Marketing and Logistics Team as the Senior Manager, Marketing and Logistics.  
  • QSL’s Trading Manager Matthew Page will lead the Treasury and Risk Team as Senior Manager, Treasury and Risk.

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