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.
Darren Chen — Trading Manager
Bachelor of Commerce, Diploma of Education
Darren was appointed as QCS’ Trading Manager in May 2019. In this role, Darren is responsible for QCS’s sugar pricing, pricing and foreign exchange risk management, managing risks associated with trade execution and pricing and risk management reporting.
Darren brings considerable trading, pricing, foreign exchange, and marketing experience to QCS. Prior to joining QCS, Darren spent four years in grains and over ten years in sugar, working for international sugar trade houses Cargill and, most recently, Alvean.
Alvean specialises in originating, commercialising and trading raw and white sugar globally, including Australia.
Cargill is the largest privately-owned corporation in America, with major businesses trading, purchasing and distributing agricultural commodities across the globe, including sugar. Prior to forming Alvean as a joint venture with Copersucar, Cargill was one of the largest sugar trading companies in the world. Copersucar, the world’s largest sugar and ethanol company, is based in Brazil, and is one of the largest exporters of sugar worldwide.
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.