IBD Asia-Pacific announces new board chair

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The Institute of Brewing and Distilling Asia-Pacific (IBD AP) is pleased to announce changes to the Asia-Pacific Board with the appointment of Mr Tully Hadley to its Chair. Mr Hadley’s appointment was announced on Thursday evening 22 October at the IBD AP Board Meeting.

Mr Hadley, is the Food Safety and Quality Director at Lion, and brings an incredible array of experience with a background that includes time at ABInBev, CUB and SABMiller alongside his three years on the IBD AP Board as a Director, 20 years as an IBD member, and his study achievements including a General Certificate, Diploma, and Masters in Brewing.

Mr Hadley has stepped into the role for a two-year term, taking over from Dr Megan Sheehy who has been at the helm since 2018 and has navigated the challenges of COVID in the latter part of her term. Megan Sheehy will continue as Immediate Past Chair and Board Director and says that IBD AP is in good hands with Mr Hadley’s appointment.

“2020 has been an extraordinary year for us all and we’ve had to navigate the twists and turns that COVID has brought upon us and the industry. Tully is taking on the role at a challenging time and I have no doubt he is the right choice to be leading the next stage of development for the IBD Asia-Pacific.

“Tully brings tremendous experience and a commitment to the industry and its people that will be a great advantage to his role as Chair of the IBD Board. I feel that Tully is an outstanding choice to lead the next stage of development for IBD Asia-Pacific and I congratulate him on his appointment,” Dr Sheehy said.

Mr Hadley is supported by seven IBD Board Directors including outgoing Chair Megan Sheehy, Doug Donelan, Gary Faulkner, Carla Dagger, Chris Willcock, David Baxter and Anne Gigney who collectively represent various sectors within the brewing and distilling industries. In the coming months, the IBD AP Board will share its direction for the ensuing years with its membership. Incoming Chair Mr Tully Hadley says he is looking forward to the challenge.

“Our membership and the people that are part of the brewing and distilling industries here in the Asia-Pacific region are the backbone of what makes the IBD great.

“As we head into 2021 and toward our virtual Perth convention in February 2021, it is a pertinent reminder of the importance of connectivity and support for each other in the industry as we move toward the future. I am looking forward to my next two years as Chair of the IBD and continuing our support of both industries.”

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