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IBA welcomes new board members
Welcome On Board
This week we extend a warm welcome to Stone & Wood’s Jamie Cook and Ballistic’s David Kitchen as our two new IBA Board Directors, both bringing an impressive breadth of experience to the Board.
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.
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.
So Long & Thanks
As Endeavour’s Ben Kooyman leaves his post as IBA Chair and Akasha’s Dave Padden steps down as Treasurer after three years on the IBA Board, 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.