The Independent Brewers Association (IBA) has revealed the results of its members’ recent vote on its new Board, with two experienced brewers coming on-board.

Stone & Wood’s founder Jamie Cook and Ballistic’s David Kitchen have been welcomed as new Board directors, with the IBA saying that both bring an impressive breadth of experience with them.

Speaking about its new Board directors the IBA said: “Jamie Cook founded Stone & Wood in 2008 after a 36-year career in the beer industry. He has been active within the IBA since its inception and was part of the steering committee which established the CBIA.

“David Kitchen has owned and operated businesses for 14 years and now operates Ballistic Brewing Co in Brisbane. He has been a leading advocate for the IBA and its Queensland members over the last six months, leading up to today’s launch of the Queensland Craft Beer Strategy.”

The association added: “Thank you to each of the candidates, who all submitted impressive resumes. The quality of the candidates and the diversity of their backgrounds shows the strength behind our industry. We also thank all the members who voted in the elections for your continued investment in our sector’s future.”

The new Board directors come after Endeavour’s Ben Kooyman and Akasha’s Dave Padden stepped down from their roles as Chair and Treasurer respectively.

The IBA said: “We thank them for all their hard work and dedication in bringing substantial changes to the IBA in recent years. We wish Ben and Dave every success with their businesses and look forward to working with our new and continuing Board members.”

The IBA’s CEO Alexis Roitman confirmed to TheShout that as yet the association has not voted on who will be taking over the Board positions vacated by Kooyman and Padden.

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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