IBD Board Trustee
Steve is committed to supporting and consolidating the strategic direction and governance of the IBD, using his extensive international experience in the brewing industry.
With a wealth of knowledge and broad expertise in Research, Development, Branding, Innovation Technology and Science, Steve is well known across the corporate and academic worlds.
Steve joined the Board of Trustees in November 2018, a role that he combined with being an Honorary Assistant Professor at International Centre for Brewing Science for Nottingham University.
His career began at Bass Brewers and latterly at Coors and Molson Coors where he worked for 33 years. He spent most of his career in Research and Development or Innovation roles, including a stint as Senior Brand Manager. Later, he was promoted to Director of Insight and Innovation in 2006 at the company’s North America Supply Chain in Toronto where he was responsible for creating and deploying of a 3-year rolling Innovation Funnel for each of the Core Brands. He was also closely involved in devising the Innovation and Technology strategies for Molson Coors.
Steve joined Diageo in 2011 and moved to Dublin as a Technology Development Director and later as Science and Technology Director. He later joined the Internation Centre for Brewing Science at the University of Nottingham as Industrial Fellow, subsequently being appointed an Honorary Assistant Professor.
He also ran his consultancy business from 2010, working in product, package and dispense innovation for several major drinks businesses and an Innovation company based near Cambridge.
Steve holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Biological Science and Master in Brewing and Malting Science from Birmingham University. He also has a Diploma in Management Science and passed his Master Brewer examinations in 1982. He is the co-author of a paper on Yeast Distribution in Conical FVs presented at EBC Venice and the named inventor on six patents.
In his free time, Steve is well-known for his love for cycling, music and good cask beer.