QCS: Improving services to growers now and into the future

QCS has made some exciting changes to continue improve services to growers.

QCS has opened a Brisbane office at Level 4, 370 Queen Street. This office complements QCS’s existing facilities at Farleigh Mill.

The addition of a Brisbane office enhances QCS’s ability to attract capable staff to key positions by providing options to accommodate the professional and person needs of employees.

Brisbane premises also allows QCS staff members to interact more regularly and closely with banks and key stakeholders, including QSL, the Australian Sugar Milling Council, Canegrowers head office and the Australian Cane Farmers Association.

Closer relationships with key stakeholders are particularly important in the lead up to the 2017 Season, as all industry participants work to introduce grower choice and a new, competitive pooling and pricing environment.

Our Brisbane office facilitates the access to international customers, partners and events necessary to conduct sugar pricing and marketing in the global market, and provides meeting room access and temporary office space for visiting Mackay Sugar Limited staff and guests.

QCS is very pleased to announce that the first key staffing appointment within our Brisbane office has been that of Stephen Stone, who has been recruited as QCS’ new Executive Manager Risk.

Steve is well known and respected within and from outside the industry, with more than 20 years’ experience in trading and risk management roles in sugar marketing and banking. Steve has a strong track record in price and risk management in both sugar and foreign currency.

Over recent years, Steve has consistently added value to sugar pricing as the pool manager and Treasurer at QSL. In this role, Steve consistently achieved above-benchmark pricing returns for growers. We welcome Steve to the QCS team.

27 June 2017