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Meet The Board

Megan Sheehy

 

Executive Chairperson

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.

Paul Rigoni

 

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 Tucek

 

AEGIC

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 Robertson

 

Boortmalt

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.

Haydn Kuchel

 

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.

Mark Goldsmith

 

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.​

Drew Roberston

 

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 Box  

SECOBRA Recherches 

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

 

Intergrain

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

Jeff Potter

 

Lion Breweries

Jeff has over 25 years’ experience in the brewing industry with roles in Quality Assurance, Product Development, Licensed brewing and Production management. Currently, Jeff oversees brewing product and process innovation and specialised technical support activities.

Luke O'Connor

Graincorp Limited

Luke has over 10 years’ experience in the Barley industry with roles covering logistics and trading.

Luke’s current position is Barley Trader with GrainCorp, a role which he has held for the past 7 years.

Trevor Perryman

 

Malteurop

 

Australia and New Zealand

Trevor is a qualified brewer and has been in the brewing and malting industry for 25 years. He has held various production and management roles in the malting industry and was appointed as Managing Director at Malteurop Australia/New Zealand in 2002. Board Member since 2007. 

Jonathan Evans

 

Glencore Grain Australia

Jonathon has over 10 years' experience in the grains industry, working for both ABB Grain and Viterra.  Jonathon's roles have included: Pricing Team, Wheat Traders Assistant, Assistant Wheat Trader, Wheat Trader, Sorghum Trader and Barley Trader.  Jonathon's current role is Barley Trader for Glencore Grain Australia.

Jeff Stewart

Lion Co

Jeff joined the brewing industry in 1989 and has since worked in a variety of technical and operational positions. His current role covers raw material quality and specialist laboratory support for Lion’s breweries in Australia and New Zealand.  He is also one of Lion’s representatives on the MBIBTC.