The Independent Brewers Association (IBA) has announced that a strategic review carried out at the end of last year has recommended the recruitment of a CEO.

As well as the CEO recommendation, the review has helped the association to finalise several important foundations including its vision, mission and goals, deliverables for 2018, its 2018-19 organisational chart and putting its 2018 plan on a page.

“At the end of last year we had consultants conduct a Strategic Organisational Review of the IBA’s operations,” said IBA Chair, Ben Kooyman.

“It was found that five years of hard work has been firmly in the right direction through great contributions from many stakeholders, but there are many opportunities and challenges ahead. A key recommendation was to increase the IBA’s human resources to allow it to deliver on the goals set out in our 2025 Strategic Plan.

“The Board has decided on making a number of changes in this area with up-weighted roles for its existing staff, and a key new leadership role which has immediately instigated the recruitment of a CEO to have overarching responsibility for all aspects of the IBA’s operations.”

“This is an important step in the organisation’s development and it will help us deliver on our vision of quality independent beer everywhere,” said Kooyman.

The IBA’s current Executive Office, Chris McNamara, will be acting CEO until the recruitment process is completed.

Details of the CEO position can be found on the IBA website and the strategic review outputs will soon be hosted on the Member’s Section of the website.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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