22 May, 2020
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 services that drive productivity, profitability and sustainability for the Australian sugarcane industry.
All Research & Development Corporations like SRA are required, under their funding agreements with the Commonwealth Government, to commission regular independent corporate performance reviews. SRA’s first such review was completed in 2016.
A team headed by Scott Williams of Forest Hill Consulting has been appointed to undertake the current 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. The review is being undertaken independently of SRA.
A key part 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.srareview.org ) or send an email to email@example.com. Alternatively, please contact Scott Williams on 0413 059 190.
Submissions close on 5 July. The project will be completed by September 2020.