IBD

Our Structure

The IBD is a Company Limited by Guarantee, and registered as an educational charity with the United Kingdom Charity Commission. As such, it is bound by Articles of Association which, in turn, are conditioned by the prevalent United Kingdom Companies Act, or Acts.

Structure

Objectives

  • Governance responsibilities rest with the Board of Trustees.
  • Trustees are nominated by the Council and elected by the members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
  • Trustees are Directors of the company as well as Trustees of the charity.


Members

Tim Cooper (President and Chair)

Douglas Murray (Deputy President)

Katherine Smart (Immediate Past President)

Nigel Fitch (Treasurer)

Ken Fairbrother (Secretary to the Board of Trustees)

Peter Channon

Tim O’Rourke

Steve Price

David Smith

Objectives

  • Council is responsible for representing the interests of all IBD members.
  • For functional purposes, the Officers of the IBD are the titled Honorary and Executive. Honorary Officers are: the President, Deputy President, Immediate Past President and the Treasurer. The Chief Executive Officer is the Secretary.
  • The Chief Executive Officer attends Council, but is not a member of it. Whilst the Secretary performs the function for Council which the title suggests, his duties are primarily to manage and conduct the business of the IBD as Chief Executive Officer, under the direction of Council and the Board of Trustees.


Members

Tim Cooper (President and Chair)

Douglas Murray (Deputy President)

Katherine Smart (Immediate Past President)

Nigel Fitch (Treasurer)

 

 

There are various committees and groups associated with the IBD. Other than the Chair of the Board of Examiners, the members who sit on the committees or groups do so on a voluntary basis and are sourced from our membership worldwide. Please click on the relevant link below to find out further details.

Awards Committee

The Awards committee oversees all IBD awards (including Fellowships)  and ensures that robust processes are in place for the nomination and approval of all such awards. The committee is also committed to raising the profile of the IBD Awards and ensuring that all recipients receive the public acclaim that such awards deserve.

Members

Douglas Murray (Chair)

Evan Evans

Michaela Miedl

Alex Speers

Dough Stewart

Jerry Avis (non-voting)

 

Board of Examiners

The role of the Board of Examiners is to maintain syllabi for the IBD examinations which are relevant, contemporary and meet the needs of the brewing and distilling Industries worldwide. The examiners set, mark and moderate examinations as required; seek external accreditation of the examinations with qualifying bodies and benchmark the IBD exams on a global basis.

The Chair of the Board is responsible for continual improvement of the examination system and provides regular reports to the CEO and Council on progress made.  The Chair of the Board regularly liaises with the Learning Development team to develop new examinations as required by the brewing and distilling industries and to ensure that examination content is aligned with learning materials.

The current Chair is Angus Steven and a list of current examiners can be found in the latest Examiners’ Report.