HIGHLY effective Australian Sugar Milling Council chief executive officer Dominic Nolan has announced he will leave the organisation at the end of December to take up a senior position in the corporate sector.
While it is not yet known where Mr Nolan is headed, it is understood the new role is outside the agricultural space.
Mr Nolan said the past eight and a half years representing sugar millers had been a period of significant change, that had been both rewarding and, at times, frustrating.
“There is more work to be done around marketing arrangements and commercial structures to maximise returns for growers and mills,” Mr Nolan said.
There is more work to be done around marketing arrangements and commercial structures to maximise returns for growers and mills.
“The ongoing collaboration between mills and growers on key opportunities and challenges for the future through environmental sustainability, sugar and nutrition, and areas broadly under the social licence to operate umbrella is heartening.
“I am grateful for the personal and professional experience I’ve had and I wish all in the industry well for the future.”
ASMC chairman John Pratt praised Mr Nolan’s leadership, identifying his key role in the restructuring of the industry’s R&D activities and funding arrangements as a highlight delivered through the formation of Sugar Research Australia in 2013.
He also highlighted Mr Nolan’s contribution to the ongoing work to build and protect the industry’s social licence to operate as a major area of influence that will remain a priority for the organisation.
“Dominic’s capacity to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders during challenging issues, and maintain a united milling sector are key attributes that the ASMC board will seek to identify in an incoming CEO,” Mr Pratt said.
“While we are disappointed to see someone of Dominic’s experience and knowledge leave the industry, we appreciate his service and dedication over the past almost nine years, and wish him every continued success.”