Head of Canegrowers organisation steps down
CANEGROWERS chief executive officer, Steve Greenwood, has resigned as CEO for personal reasons.
Canegrowers Chairman, Alf Cristaudo, said a recruitment process for a new CEO was underway.
He said that in the interim, the Canegrowers board had appointed well-known and long-standing chief operating officer, Ron Mullins as acting CEO.
Mr Cristaudo said Mr Greenwood's work over the past two and a half years had been instrumental in securing an impressive line-up of wins for the sugarcane industry, after he successfully led an encompassing election campaign leading into the Queensland Government election last year.
He said Canegrowers would continue to work with government on the full delivery of all promises secured during the effective campaign.
He also commended Greenwood's contribution to progressing the streamlining of the Australian sugarcane industry's research function.
He said the federal Minister for Agriculture, Joe Ludwig, recently confirmed his approval of the proposed structure of the proposed new body, Sugar Research Australia, and would be taking the proposal through the legislative process for sign off.
A spokesperson for Canegrowers said the resignation would have no impact on the proposed July 1 start date for Sugar Research Australia.