Evelyn Matthews/ Secretary, Mossman Cane Growers Limited
Evelyn Matthews was born in Mossman and has lived here for 56 years. She works in the Mossman sugarcane industry and is currently Manager and Company Secretary of Mossman CaneGrowers Limited. Evelyn has worked for the Mossman CaneGrowers organisation in various roles for the last 37 years. She manages the Company’s investment properties being the land and building at 2 Mill Street, Mossman. The property is currently leased to Cairns Hardware. Evelyn has a Certificate IV in Business Administration. Mossman CaneGrowers Limited is the peak primary industry body representing sugarcane growers in Douglas and in the Julatten area, who supply sugarcane to Mossman Mill from approximately 7,000 hectares of land. One of the main functions of the organisation is as Bargaining Agents to collectively negotiate on behalf of members/growers for supply of sugarcane to Mossman Mill and for the Cane Analysis Program, which is used for growers’ cane payment purposes. They are also involved in the oversight of the operation of these agreements on behalf of growers. Other objectives are to promote unity within in the industry to strengthen our ability to provide representation, leadership and services to our members and sugarcane growers in general.