2020 Annual General Meeting

The 2020 Brewers Guild of New Zealand AGM will take place as follows:

Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Date: Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Location:  Via Zoom


Board Nominations

The Brewers Guild Board of Directors is responsible for providing strategic oversight and direction for the organisation.
With a refined strategic direction in 2018, and the impact of COVID in 2020, our 2021 priorities are  Beer Tourism, Guild Sustainability, Workforce Strategy, Government & Regulatory Activities and Beer Quality. 

Board Composition

The Board is ideally comprised of a diverse representation of our membership and currently comprises of:

  • Small Breweries Two Directors
  • Medium Breweries - Three Directors
  • Large Breweries - Three Directors

Race Louden (Medium Brewery) will be stepping down from the Board at this AGM.  

Rob Marshall (Large Brewery) was elected at the AGM in 2019 for a period of 2 years.

The following directors will be restanding at the AGM:

  • Paul Finney (Small Brewery)
  • Sebastian Burke (Small Brewery)
  • Joseph Wood (Medium Brewery)
  • Jason Bathgate (Medium Brewery)
  • David Nicholls (Large Brewery)
  • Keith Reily (Large Brewery)

To ensure ongoing balanced representation of our members and our industry more broadly we are ideally seeking candidates as follows:

  • Medium Breweries – One Director
  • Small Brewery - One Director

We are also seeking to ensure ongoing geographic diversity and particularly encourage applications from women and representatives in non-brewing roles. 

Time Commitment

Directors can expect to spend between a maximum of 4-6 hours a month on Board activities together with one full day strategic planning event a year.  Directors will also be invited to represent the Guild at member and industry events.    The Guild are actively seeking candidates who can, as much as possible, commit to serving at least one full 2 year term.


Directors are unpaid volunteers.   Out-of-Pocket expenses for meetings will be paid for by the Guild.


To be eligible to serve as a Director of the Guild your organisation must be a current financial Brewery Member of the Guild.   Only one person from each Brewery Member may be on the board at any one time.




To nominate for the board please complete this BOARD NOMINATION FORM. 

In the form you will need to provide a short biography, a photo, your reason for wanting to the details of a Nominator and Seconder who are both from organisations that are paid up members of the Guild.