Paul Schembri

Paul Schembri is the Chairman of CANEGROWERS Queensland, a role he has held since 2013. He is a member of the CANEGROWERS Queensland Policy Council and a Director of CANEGROWERS Mackay. He has held representative roles within the organisation for more than 35 years.

Mr Schembri is a cane farmer with more than 40 years practical experience. In partnership with his brother Joe, he owns and operates farms supplying Farleigh Mill, near Mackay, harvesting around 10,000 tonnes of cane annually. The business is accredited in the industry’s Smartcane BMP program.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is Senior Vice President of the World Association of Beet and Cane Growers. Paul has served as a director of Queensland Sugar Limited and as Chairman of the Australian Sugar Industry Alliance.

Paul has travelled extensively in the interests of the Australian sugar industry, attending events and participating in delegations to Thailand, the United Kingdom, China, Indonesia and Brazil. 

In 2015, Mr Schembri was recognised by Rotary International as a Paul Harris Fellow for his services to the community. He is married to Sally and has a son, Paul Jnr.