Brent Casey — General Manager
MCM Economics (Hons), BCM Accounting and Finance
Brent was appointed General Manager of QCS in May 2016. Brent is responsible for strategy development and implementation as well as oversight of the entire operation including all sugar pricing, trading, and marketing. Previously, Brent held the positions of General Manager Marketing at Emerald Grain, General Manager Trading and Marketing at Queensland Sugar Limited, and has held various management roles within the BP Group.
His extensive leadership and commodity risk management experience, together with his sugar industry knowledge, and trading and marketing expertise, are important factors in guiding QCS through the next phase of growth for the company as well as through the changes that have occurred and will continue to occur in the Queensland sugar industry.
Brent has strong relationships with international sugar groups and extensive knowledge of the Asian and Middle Eastern markets and customers. He is also a Director of Australian Molasses Trading Pty Ltd.
Stephen Stone — Executive Manager – Market Risk
Master of Commerce (Banking, Corporate, Finance, Securities Law), Bachelor of Commerce (Banking, Corporate, Finance and Securities Law)
Stephen was appointed as QCS’ Executive Manager – Market Risk in November 2016. In this role, Stephen is responsible for QCS’ sugar pricing, pricing and foreign exchange risk management, managing risks associated with trade execution and pricing and risk management reporting.
Prior to joining QCS, Stephen was Corporate Treasurer at Queensland Sugar Limited, and has previously held roles at Credit Agricole CIB, Bank of America, Lehman Brothers, Bank of America, Citi and Bankers Trust.
Stephen is well known and respected within and from outside the industry, with more than 20 years’ experience in trading and risk management.
Stephen has a strong track record in disciplined price and risk management in both sugar and foreign currency markets.
Shaun Tupou — Treasury Analyst
Studying Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance)
Shaun commenced with QCS in November 2016 in the role of Treasury Analyst. In this role, Shaun supports the management of sugar and currency risk by preparing financial market reports and information on relevant financial risks, liaising with stakeholders and supporting the development of a best-practice price risk management function.
Deborah Wright — Commodity Services Manager
Deborah was appointed as Commodity Services Manager in December 2013, and is responsible for servicing the needs of QCS’ cane growing customers and the Long Term Banded Pricing Program.
In addition, Deborah manages the quality of sugar and molasses customer deliveries. Prior to joining QCS, Deborah worked in the sugar industry in various roles, most recently as Marketing Officer in Mackay Sugar. Deborah has a great appreciation of cane farming and sugar production, with formal qualifications in sugar chemistry. Deborah’s family are third-generation cane farmers in the Mackay region.