CZ is led by experienced teams around the world, organised to support growth.

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Management structure

CZ operates across four key operational lines, which all have committees driving their strategy, growth and activity. Each committee reports to the Board at least quarterly, and shares information across the organisation. Our committees are designed to give employees at various levels of their career the chance to lead the business’ strategy and be at the forefront of its development. Each committee is governed by a rotating chair.

Our Board

Our Board includes members from CZ and our shareholders. It is responsible for steering the direction of the company’s strategy and ensuring best practice governance across the Group.

Julian Randles

Julian Randles


Joined CZ: 2012

After gaining a mathematics degree and qualifying as an accountant with Grant Thornton, Julian has built up global experience in the commodities trading industry through roles at ED&F, Olam, and now Czarnikow. An in-depth knowledge of the commodities industry and international commerce enables Julian to manage and oversee Czarnikow’s diverse operations from a position of strength. Julian holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business (NYU) and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales.

Robin Cave CEO at CZ.

Robin Cave

Robin Cave


Joined CZ: 2009

Robin’s wealth of business experience – built up over a 20-year career in equity derivatives and equity financing, and since 2009 as CZ’s CEO – provides him with the relevant commercial and strategic acumen to lead Czarnikow through a period of unprecedented change and innovation in the commodities trading industry. He has supplemented this knowledge by completing an MSc in Finance from London Business School and, most recently, developing a detailed insight into database programming to effectively facilitate the Company’s ongoing digital transformation.

Will Rook Director, Head of Food Ingredients & Packaging and VIVE at CZ

William Rook

William Rook

Director, Head of Food Ingredients & Packaging and VIVE

Joined CZ: 1989

With over thirty years of in-house experience, William has gained robust global knowledge of the industry and a reputation for strategic innovation, particularly in the white sugar business. Through the development of our service-driven trading model, he has launched our market-leading containerised white sugar business, expanded our refined sugar trading in Africa and the Middle East, and initiated our Sustainability programme, Vive. Will’s track record of innovation continues as he leads our product portfolio expansion for our industrial consumers.

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