About Us

Organisational Structure


Dr Megan Sheehy

Megan is the IBD's second successive female President and the fourth woman in this role in the history of the organisation. Megan proves the global reach of IBD as an institution with strong roots and high engagement in the Asia Pacific region.

Deputy President

Raphaël Grisoni

Raphaël is an international drinks industry leader with a wealth of experience in the Scotch whisky, champagne and rum industries.

Chief Executive Officer

Tom Shelston

Tom has a wealth of experience in developing membership organizations and forming high-value partnerships.

Honorary Treasurer

Will Calvert

Will, Managing Director of Windsor & Eton Brewery, brings strong technical brewing expertise and an excellent professional network that crosses over both the mainstream beer and craft sectors.

Board of Trustees

Immediate Past President

Bhavya Mandanna

Bhavya is the Immediate Past President and the third female President of the IBD. She was the youngest woman appointed to this position, bringing with her a strategic, innovative mind-set and strong leadership skills.


Steve Price

With a wealth of knowledge and wide expertise in Research, Development, Branding, Innovation Technology and Science, Steve is well known across the corporate and academic worlds. 


Sandra Stelma

Sandra provides a wide view to create a global community of professionals who wish to excel in their careers with the technical knowledge that the IBD provides. 


David Smith

David brings a wealth of experience in the brewing industry, especially in the craft sector, and deep knowledge of Manufacture, Food & Beverage, Business Planning, and Quality Assurance. 


David Cook

David brings to the Board the expertise on modern educational standards that will enable the IBD to develop its value proposition and support the IBD Chartership endeavours.