MIKE BARRY – Chief Executive Officer (MSF Sugar) and Chief Operating Officer – Australia and Laos (Mitr Phol Group)

BBus (Management), MBA

Mike was appointed to the position of CEO in February 2008. In 2017, Mike took on another role as Chief Operating Officer (Australia and Laos) for the Mitr Phol Group. Before he joined MSF Sugar, Mike was previously managing director of the private equity-owned Hudson Building Supplies, one of Australia’s largest building supply companies. For the ten years prior to holding that position, Mr Barry held a number of senior management roles within Boral Limited, the most recent being Regional General Manager for Boral’s Construction Materials business in Western Australia and South Australia, where he had responsibility for the company’s concrete, quarries, transport, pre-cast concrete, asphalt and mining activities in those regions.

BELINDA KENNY – Chief Financial Officer

B.Com, CPA

Belinda was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2015. Prior to this, she held positions of Chief Accountant, Financial Controller and Management Accountant within the MSF Sugar group.

KELLY SLATTERY – Company Secretary


Kelly joined Mulgrave Mill in August 2006 as the Senior Accountant and has held various roles within the MSF Sugar group since her appointment.  Prior to this, she was employed in financial roles with an event management company and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

STEWART NORTON – General Manager Maryborough Region

BEng (Chem)

Stewart joined MSF Sugar in 1999. He has over 20 years experience in the Australian sugar industry and prior to joining MSF Sugar was Production Superintendent at CSR’s Plane Creek Mill for five years.

JASON HAJINAKITAS – General Manager Operational Excellence

BSc (Hons) PhD CChem

Jason joined MSF Sugar in July 2015.  Prior to this, he was employed in various roles within the pharmaceutical, mining, government, oil and gas, engineering manufacturing and building materials industries.

TREVOR CROOK – General Manager Agriculture

B.App.sc (Rural Technology), MBA

Trevor joined MSF Sugar in 2005. He has 20 years experience in the cane supply logistics and agricultural sectors of the Australian sugar industry including eight years at Mulgrave Mill where he advanced to the position of Cane Supply Manager.

PAUL HEAGNEY – General Manager Marketing

B.Com, Grad Dip AFI

Paul joined MSF Sugar in 2015 after a four-year break from the sugar industry. Prior to this Mr Heagney spent 10 years working at Queensland Sugar Limited in senior roles with commercial, strategic and operational responsibility for around 50 per cent of raw sugar exports.

HYWEL COOK – General Manager Business Development

BE (Chem), Grad Dip AFI

Hywel joined MSF Sugar in March 2010.  He has 22 years experience in the sugar industry with roles in production (mill and refinery), product development, export marketing and financial risk management.

JIA POONTANASOMBAT – General Manager Business Improvements

BSc (Ag), BBus, MBE

Jia has 15 years experience in Finance, Accounting and Business Development in the Sugar and Energy business at Mitr Phol Group. She has also spent 8 years in Banking and Public Company of Agricultural Industry Business including Sugar, Senior MIS and Economic Researcher.