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SRI Business Office Team

David Green

General Manager
David Green is the General Manager of SRI and also manages business research, consulting for SRI’s domestic business and international sugar technology product sales. His responsibilities include project management, proposals, quotation/tender preparation, science and engineering.

David holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Physics) from the University of Lancaster and a Masters of Science degree (Microwave & Optoelectronic Engineering) from University College London. David’s experience includes project and program management in water treatment, health, financial and pharmaceutical sectors.

Phone : +61 (7) 5414 2502

Ian Freiberg

Financial Controller
Ian Freiberg is responsible for the accounting processes of Sugar Research Limited, encompassing the management of accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, financial reporting to management, as well as financial year reporting. Ian also holds the position of Public Officer and Company Secretary of the company.
Ian has more than 45 years public and commercial accounting experience.

Phone : +61 (7) 5414 2503

Bruce King

Learning and Development Manager
Bruce King manages the learning and development initiatives for SRI.

Bruce holds a Bachelor of Science(Experimental Physics and Applied Mathematics) and a Graduate Diploma in Secondary teaching. He has vast experience in teaching, lecturing and course development, inspiring students in high schools, TAFEs and universities throughout Queensland.

Phone : +61 (7) 5414 2507

Max Russell

Communications Coordinator
Max Russell coordinates SRI’s marketing, public relations, design, publications and corporate communications activities.

Max holds a Bachelor of Business (Communication) degree from the Queensland University of Technology and has experience in building the profiles of industry associations and engineering firms through effective business communication and brand management strategies.

Phone : +61 (7) 5414 2504

SRI Board of Directors

Russell Brown

Chairman
Mr Brown has worked for CSR Limited/Sucrogen Limited/Wilmar Sugar Limited since 1980 in a range of engineering and management positions. He has held the positions of Engineering Manager Macknade Sugar Mill, Site Manager Victoria Sugar Mill, Operations Manager of Sucrogen’s Herbert milling operations, and Integration Manager for the acquisition of Proserpine Sugar Mill.

Mr Brown is currently Wilmar Sugar Australia’s Group Manager for Performance and Reliability.

Peter Flanders

Deputy Chairman
Mr Flanders began his career as a mechanical engineer in 1985 working in the sugar refining industry for 14 years in a variety of engineering and operational roles throughout Australia. In mid-1999, he joined the raw sugar industry where he was primarily engaged in engineering management.

After further study, Mr Flanders received a Masters of Business and Technology in 2005 from the University of NSW. In June 2008, he relocated to Mulgrave Mill and was appointed to the role of General Manager in February 2009. Peter Flanders is currently Factory Manager at Mackay Sugar’s Farleigh Mill.

Hywel Cook

Director
Hywel Cook is the General Manager Business Development at MSF Sugar. Mr. Cook joined MSF Sugar in March 2010 and has 22 years’ experience in the sugar industry with roles in production (mill and refinery), product development, export marketing and financial risk management.

Neil Sichter

Director
Neil Sichter is the Process Technology Manager at Bundaberg Walkers Engineering and a former President of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. Mr Sichter joined Bundaberg Walkers Engineering in June 2003.

Alan Johnstone

Associate Director
After a number of years as a mechanical engineer involved in hydro power schemes and port development in New Zealand, Mr Johnstone joined Mossman Central Mill Company Limited’s engineering department in 1982. Late in 1987 he left to manage a manufacturing engineering company in New Zealand and after nine years returned to Mossman Central Mill as Engineering Manager.

He was appointed General Manager in February 1999 until May 2012 when Mossman Mill was purchased by Mackay Sugar Limited. He now runs his own consulting company Jems Pacific Pty Ltd, and is presently consulting as a Project Manager for Mackay Sugar Limited.