About Sugaronline
Our Membership
Who we are
 About Sugaronline

Sugaronline has been supplying news, prices and information to the global sugar and ethanol industries for a quarter of a century. Its ethos was, and remains, to be a company run by sugar people for sugar people.

Our constantly updated information covers all aspects of the value chain, from production, processing and refining to shipping, along with the latest changes in national and international policy, science and technology.

In addition to this we also offer recruitment services, brokerage, an online directory of suppliers and advertising services enabling your business to reach out to the sugar industry. Our online shop features a comprehensive collection of products and publications by some of the leading specialist publishers in the industry, much of which is available to our members at discounted rates.

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 Our Membership

Sugaronline’s global membership covers all specialisms within the sugar industry from farmers and millers to analysts and traders. Being a part of Sugaronline enables our members to be at the very heart of global sugar industry and to evaluate how the constantly shifting landscape affects their businesses, secure in the knowledge in the information they are basing their decisions on is up-to-date, accurate and comprehensive.

For more information on the benefits of joining Sugaronline please click here.

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 Who We Are

John Kinder - Chairman
Founder and Director of the investment company Rivertrade Limited since 2000. Formerly a director of the Man Group plc from 1987 to 1999, and managing director of its sugar division 1987-1999. He was until March 2004 a non-executive director of Greencore plc, a company listed in London and Dublin that owned Irish Sugar and specialises in convenience foods and food ingredients.

John also sits on many of the Boards of the companies in which Rivertrade has invested and is actively involved in charities including Eric Evans Trust and Tennis For Free. John is a graduate of Cambridge University.



Richard Oxley - Managing Director
Richard has been involved in the sugar industry since 1977 when he joined the family sugar broking business as a floor trader on the London futures market. In 1985 he started his own broking company called Newbridge International Ltd which expanded beyond just sugar broking into all the agricultural products along with the energy sector, currencies and precious metals. Having sold the company to Refco UK Ltd in 2000 he became an independent consultant until joining Sugaronline in October 2004 as Managing Director. Richard’s grandfather used to work for Cuban sugar company Galban Lobo and his father was responsible for setting up the West African operation for Tate & Lyle so comes from a family whose roots are firmly planted in the sugar industry and brings this wealth of experience and expertise to Sugaronline.



Meghan Sapp - Editor
Meghan Sapp has been Editor of since 2006 and as such is responsible for sourcing all news, coordinating our team of five international correspondents, and penning our Friday Editorial as well as the Biofuel and Technology columns.

Meghan has been an agricultural journalist for more than 15 years and first began writing about sugar and other soft commodities for Dow Jones in 2003. She is also a senior editor of Biofuel Digest. In her free time, she is Secretary General of Partners for Euro-African Green Energy (PANGEA), an NGO she founded in Brussels in 2008 to support the development of Africa’s bioenergy industries.