Sugar Research Australia announces Ms Roslyn Baker as new CEO

Date Posted

10 December, 2019

Posted by

Cathy Weis

Sugar Research Australia (SRA) is pleased to announce that its new chief executive officer (CEO) is Ms Roslyn Baker, who will commence on January 20, 2020.

SRA Chairman Dr Ron Swindells said that Ms Baker joins SRA following a comprehensive recruitment process over the last three months to replace outgoing CEO, Mr Neil Fisher.

“Roslyn comes to SRA with experience as a CEO and Chief Operating Officer in large and complex organisations in the utility sector and in local government in both Queensland and New South Wales,” Dr Swindells said. “Her experience in leading and engaging people, stakeholder engagement, transformational change, and finance will be a great asset to SRA and the Australian sugarcane industry.

“The Australian sugarcane industry continues to face pressure from the weather and global market forces, but it also has exciting opportunities ahead of it. SRA is here to help the industry capitalise on these opportunities by continuing to deliver world-class research, development and adoption outcomes for growers and millers.

“Roslyn will guide SRA’s strategic direction as set in our five-year Strategic Plan with the support of the SRA Board, Executive Team, and our dedicated and professional staff.”

Ms Baker said she looked forward to working with all Australian sugarcane industry stakeholders to deliver productivity, profitability and sustainability outcomes.

“The sugar industry is a major economic driver for regional communities across the Queensland coastline and northern New South Wales, and this role presents a fantastic opportunity to work with industry to ensure that continues into the future,” Ms Baker said. “I am a strong advocate for regional areas, having spent most of my life living and working in regional Queensland and I look forward to continuing that work through the role of CEO at SRA.”

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