This clear support by the Members represents a significant step in our application process. The IBD is now in the position to formally submit our Royal Charter petition to the Office of the Privy Council.
Megan Sheehy Becomes Interim Deputy President on the IBD Board
Megan has more than 20 years of experience in the barley, malting and brewing industries working for Joe White Maltings, Lion, Barley Australia, before joining Grains Australia Limited as General Manager Classification.
Megan Sheehy was unanimously accepted as Interim Deputy President at the most recent Council meeting in March.
Her appointment lends further support to the activities of the Board. It completes the number of required Officers for the Board of Trustees in the period between Ian Roberts’ departure from the Board and the following AGM in September 2022 at which point a full nominations process will be held.
Based in Adelaide, Megan has over 20 years of experience in the barley, malting and brewing industries, having worked with Joe White Maltings, Lion, and most recently Barley Australia, prior to joining Grains Australia Limited as General Manager Classification in February 2022.
Megan is a Fellow of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) and a former Director and Chairperson for the Board of Management for the IBD’s Asia Pacific Section.
Megan holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of New South Wales and has held various operational and technical roles at Lion and Joe White Maltings. She has most recently gained extensive experience in Industry Good functions within the barley and the broader grains industry during her time at Barley Australia.
She brings with her great leadership skills, and knowledge of and passion for the IBD and its progress.
The Institute of Brewing & Distilling Creates a Sustainability Forum to help the Drinks Industry Transition to Greener Production
This Masterclass will connect thought-leaders and practitioners in the sector with brewers and distillers, industry students and businesses to create strong and lasting educational, professional and entrepreneurship connections. It will be held on the Island of Hven on 20 and 21 June 2022.
Our first educational programme designed by the IBD for professionals working in supporting areas of a brewery, in a bar or restaurant or anyone who has a passion for beer.