The directors of QCS are appointed by the Board of Mackay Sugar Limited (MSL) in accordance with the QCS Constitution. All directors of QCS, including the chair, are non-executive directors.
Maurie Maughan, Chairman and Director
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Maurie was appointed a director of QCS in August 2015, and is also a director of MSL. Previously, Maurie was a director of Mossman Mill, appointed on 9 November 2007. In 2006, he retired as a partner after 31 years with international accounting firm KPMG.
Within KPMG, Maurie provided advice to a number of companies, including those in the Queensland sugar industry. He has extensive business experience as a result of his time with KPMG and remains actively involved as a director or advisor to several companies.
Jannik Olejas, Director
Jannik was appointed a director of QCS in January 2020.
Jannik is also General Manager of Mackay Sugar Limited. He was appointed in September 2019, following the completion of the subscription into Mackay Sugar by Nordzucker AG.
Previously, Jannik was employed by Danisco Sugar A/S since 1992. Following the merger of Nordzucker AG and Danisco A/S in 2009, he held various positions, initially within Sales & Marketing and subsequently in Agriculture. Jannik has worked internationally with clients, suppliers and stakeholders across Europe and until recently held the senior management position of Head of Agri Sourcing, reporting directly to the CEO & CAO.
For a number of years he has also been a board member of Sucros Oy, Finland and Nordic Sugar SIA, Latvia.
Jannik holds a degree in Sales & Marketing from Copenhagen Business School and has undertaken various general management training courses at International Business Schools.
Lee Blackburn, Director
Lee was appointed to the QCS Board in December 2016, and is also a director of MSL. He has been a grower for 20 years and has been managing the family farm and harvesting business since 2002.
Lee is a director of Mackay Area Productivity Services, former director of Mackay Canegrowers Limited and former member of the Canegrowers Mackay Area Committee.