Corporate

Directors

YU ZUOJIANG (LEO)

CHAIRMAN

Mr Yu was elected as Chairman on 25 August 2017.  He has been a Director of Tully Sugar since 2013 and previously served as Chairman of Tully Sugar from August 2014 to May 2016.

He is currently a Vice President of COFCO Tunhe Co Ltd (a listed company).  Previously, he has held the position of Vice President of the Bio-Chemical and Bio-Energy Division and other senior roles within the Company since joining the COFCO Group in 1987.

Mr Yu holds a bachelor degree from the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, majoring in international trade and economics, and Senior International Business Certificate.

MR PETER SKELLERN

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Independent Director of Tully Sugar Limited since July 2018. Mr Skellern has an extensive background as an executive in a multinational company (DuPont) with manufacturing, product innovation and business leadership roles.  

He has commodity business experience in agriculture, biomass, forestry and petrochemicals and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

GERRY BORGNA

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Non-executive Director of Tully Sugar Limited since 1991 and was appointed Deputy Chairman in August 2006 a position he held until July 2010.

He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Chairman of Tully Cane Productivity Services Limited.

Mr Borgna has been cane farming since 1978.

Management

ANDREW YU

CEO and Executive Director

Appointed CEO on 16 October 2019. Andrew joined COFCO in 1988 and has worked for several COFCO companies within China and abroad. In 2005 he joined COFCO Sugar managing the tomato paste business.

This business was at one time the largest in the world and Andrew represented the Chinese industry at the World Processing Tomato Council, including as Chairman. Most recently Andrew led COFCO Sugar’s Quality and Safety function across all sugar mills.

Jimmy Ma

CFO

Appointed Chief Financial Officer from April 2020. Jimmy previously has over 13 years’ experience in financial controlling, compliance, strategies and operational support in wholesale/ trade, manufacturing-related R&D, and property development industries.

Jimmy is a full member of CPA Australia and holds a Postgraduate degree in business accounting with Monash University.

JOHN EDWARDS

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Appointed Chief Operating Officer from July 2018. John commenced working for our Company in 1984.

After spending 12 years as an Instrument Technician, he was promoted in 1999 to Shift Chemist, then in 2011 to Senior Production Chemist, most recently holding the position of Production Manager since 2014.

He holds a Diploma of Management.

BRENDAN SLATTERY

CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER

Appointed Chief Technical Officer from July 2018. Brendan commenced working for our Company in March 2017 as Assistant Electrical Engineering Manager.

His previous experience included over 5 years as Chief Engineer of a sugar mill and over 18 years industry experience.

He holds an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering and is Dual Trade qualified in Electrical/Instrumentation.

NATHAN HOLMES

COMPANY SECRETARY & COMMERCIAL MANAGER

Appointed Commercial Manager in June 2017 and Company Secretary in July 2017, having started with Tully Sugar as Assistant Commercial Manager in June 2016.

Nathan holds a Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness) and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons. 1) from the University of Queensland.

His previous experience includes over 20 years in agribusiness management and agricultural commodity trading.

ABOUT US

Tully Sugar Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chinese agribusiness company COFCO. We operate one of the largest sugar mills in Australia based in the regional township of Tully, located on the Bruce Highway in Far North Queensland.

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