Meet The Board
Megan has had over 18 years experience in the barley, malting & brewing industries, with Joe White Maltings and Lion, and most recently as Executive Manager for Barley Australia. Megan is also a Director on the Board of Management for the Institute of Brewing & Distilling and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Food Science &Technology.
Barrett Burston Maltings
Paul has over 25 years in the malting industry with Barrett Burston Malting company and has held various production and technical positions during this time. In his current role, Paul has overall responsibility for Barrett Burston’s technical functions.
Board Member since 2006.
Mark currently manages the barley and oats quality programs of the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC). Mark's 15+ years' experience in the grains industry includes management of technical services for the The Grain Pool/CBH Group, leading growers' investments in wheat, canola and pulse breeding as CEO of the Council of Grain Grower Organisations.
Simon currently holds the position of Regional Merchandising Manager with Boortmalt Australia. He brings to the board a wealth of experience in grain trading across a number of cereal commodities as well a background in business development, consultancy and brokerage.
Australian Grain Technologies
Haydn, CEO of AGT, has more than 15 years of experience in the plant breeding sector. Haydn has been with Australian Grain Technologies Pty Ltd (AGT) since its establishment in 2002 acting as plant breeder, manager of R&D, consultant, University of Adelaide affiliate lecturer and post-graduate supervisor.
Carlton & United Breweries
Mark has over 20 years of brewing experience working with Carlton United Breweries and the Foster’s Group. He has had roles in quality assurance, R&D and production. Mark has PhD qualifications in brewing science, is a current member of the MBIBTC and was Chairman from 2006 to 2012.
CBH Grain Ltd
Drew has had extensive experience over the past 10 years in the grains industry with CBH Grain. This includes 4 years as Operations Area Manager, 3 years as Domestic Trader and 3 years as Senior Barley Trader.
Amanda has more than 25 years experience as a Plant Breeder. She was a Senior Breeder for the University of Adelaide Barley Program, and was a Senior Manager of the program for its last 2 years. Amanda has been responsible for several commercial releases in that time. Amanda has shared collaborations with Carlsberg, Malteurop, Sapporo Breweries and SECOBRA Recherches. In 2017 Amanda accepted an offer from French-based SECOBRA Recherches to establish their cereal breeding operations in Australia.
Tress Walmsley is the CEO of Intergrain, based in Perth, WA, which has a national focus on wheat and barley breeding. Tress comes to the Board with extensive experience on the management of one of Australia's largest breeding programmes of wheat and barleys