SASTA COUNCIL  2016 - 2017  


President: Gavin Smith
(Process Specialist, Sugar and Milling Division, RCL Foods)  
Council portfolios: Chair of Council, Finance Sub-Committee, Chair of FCAC Sub-Committee, Factory Industry Liaison, Special Projects Fund
Vice-President: Carolyn Baker
(Director, SASRI) 
Council portfolios: Vice-Chair of Council, Finance Sub-Committee, Publicity, Agriculture Industry Liaison, Special Projects Fund
Treasurer: Adri van der Nest
(Extension and Biosecurity Resource Manager, SASRI) 
Council portfolios: Treasurer, Chair of Finance Sub-Committee
COC Chair: Sumita Ramgareeb
(Resource Manager: Breeding and Field Services Resource Unit, SASRI) 
Council portfolios: Congress Organising Committee Chair, Finance Sub-Committee
Deborah Sweby 
(Molecular Biologist, SASRI)  
Council portfolios: Congress Organising Committee – Head of Scientific portfolio, Agriculture Editor-in-chief, Publicity
Warren Lawlor 
(Senior Manager: Projects, RCL Foods)  
Council portfolios: Finance Sub-Committee, Factory Industry Liaison, Special Projects Fund, Congress Organising Committee - Exhibition and Sponsorship portfolio and Head of Finance portfolio 
Keith McFarlane
(Crop Scientist, Agronomy, SASRI) 
Council portfolios: Workshops and Field Trips, Agriculture Industry Liaison
Paul Schorn 
(Refinery Operations Executive, THS) 
Council portfolios: Factory Industry Liaison, Congress Organising Committee – Head of Exhibition and Sponsorship portfolio
David Sutherland 
(Agricultural Manager SA MCP, Illovo Sugar Limited) 
Council portfolios: Workshops and Field Trips, Agriculture Industry Liaison
Alana Patton
(Crossing Officer, SASRI) 
Council portfolios:  Publicity, Congress Organising Committee – Head of Delegate Events, media and promotions portfolio
Shaun Madho 
(Group Leader of Adaptive Research, SMRI) 
Council portfolios: Factory Industry Liaison, Publicity, Lab Manual
Kathy Hurly 
(Corporate Executive: Canegrowers)  
Council portfolios: Agriculture Industry Liaison, Special Projects Fund
Natasha Sharma 
(Production Manager, Maidstone, THS) 
Council portfolios: Congress Organising Committee – Scientific portfolio, Factory editor-in-chief
Gonaseelan Naidoo 
(General Manager: Cane Testing Service, SASA) 
Council portfolios: Factory Industry Liaison, Lab Manual
Richard Nicholson 
(Manager: Economic Research, Canegrowers)  
Council portfolios: Agriculture Industry Liaison, Workshops and Field Trips
Poovie Govender 
(Knowledge Product Specialist, SASRI) 
Council portfolios: Website Manager
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