Policy Council and Board

Policy Council and Board

Grower-led advocacy for Queensland's sugarcane industry

CANEGROWERS members are represented by 87 elected directors in every sugarcane region of Queensland.

These local company boards nominate representatives to sit on the 21-person Policy Council which decides the overall direction of CANEGROWERS. There are three permanent policy committees - Economics & Trade, Farm Inputs & Research and Environment & Sustainability.

The 8-member QCGO Board provides corporate governance. Mackay district grower Paul Schembri is currently the Chairman.

Elections are held every three years and every CANEGROWERS member can nominate and vote.

The Policy Council and QCGO directors listed below began their term of office in May 2019.


Mossman - Glen Fasano
Tableland - Claude Santucci
Cairns Region - Stephen Calcagno (QCGO Board)
Innisfail - Joe Marano (QCGO Board)
Tully - Jamie Dore
Herbert River - Michael Pisano (QCGO Board) and Chris Bosworth
Burdekin - Roger Piva, Steve Pilla, Phil Marano and Owen Menkens (Vice-Chairman QCGO Board)
Proserpine - Glenn Clarke
Mackay - Paul Schembri (Chairman QCGO Board), Kevin Borg (Senior Vice-Chairman QCGO Board), Greg Plath and Tony Ross
Bundaberg - Allan Dingle (QCGO Board) and Mark Pressler
Isis - Mark Mammino (QCGO Board)
Maryborough - Jeff Atkinson
Rocky Point - Michelle Fischer

 

 

Paul Schembri

Paul Schembri

Paul Schembri is the Chairman of CANEGROWERS...

Kevin Borg

Kevin Borg

Kevin Borg is the Chairman of CANEGROWERS Mackay,...

Owen Menkens

Owen Menkens

Owen Menkens is a Director of CANEGROWERS...

Allan Dingle

Allan Dingle

Allan Dingle represents the Bundaberg district on...

Michael Pisano

Michael Pisano

Michael Pisano is the Chairman of CANEGROWERS...

Joseph Marano

Joseph Marano

Joseph Marano is the Chairman of CANEGROWERS...

Mark Mammino

Mark Mammino

Mark Mammino is the Chairman of CANEGROWERS Isis,...

Stephen Calcagno

Stephen Calcagno

Stephen Calcagno is the Chairman of...

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