The structure of the Brewers Association of Australia includes two key Committees - the Regulatory Committee and the Technical Committee, which provide analysis and advice on a wide-range of policies and issues important to the beer industry and its consumers.
Advice from these Committees informs the careful consideration of the Board in formulating Brewers Association policy positions, issues responses and strategic priorities.
Each member of the Association is represented by expertise on the Committees, and is responsible for providing input to developing and refining policy options in relation to prevailing and emerging issues...
This Committee deals with the regulatory, legislative and issues-rich reputational environment in which the Australian beer industry and, more broadly, alcohol operates.
The Committee meets monthly. It's key areas of interest are in alcohol taxation, alcohol advertising and sponsorship, alcohol labelling and the position of beer in the alcohol space in Australia.
Julian is Carlton & United Brewers' (CUB's) Vice-President of Corporate Affairs, Australia and New Zealand.
He joined CUB as Corporate Affairs Director in 2017, having previously been Chief-of-Staff to the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services in the Australian Government.
With a background in taxation, Julian was a Senior Tax Manager with KPMG, working in their Melbourne and Hong Kong offices as an international corporate tax specialist. Julian also worked as Deputy Federal Director of the Liberal Party.
Julian has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Taxation degrees.
Cam is the National Sales and Marketing Director at Coopers Brewery. He has been on the Board of Coopers since 2002.
Cam started his working life with Shell Australia working in retail and commercial sales and marketing roles in Adelaide, Melbourne and Port Moresby, PNG.
He was also CEO at Meals on Wheels (SA) Inc - a not-for-profit organisation for 10 years and on the Board of the Australian Meals on Wheels Association.
Dan was appointed External Relations Director in April 2017 at Lion Beer Australia, which operates iconic breweries in six states.
Recently returning to the beer industry after a five year period working in financial services and telecommunications, Dan has spent the majority of his career in the alcohol sector, with an early focus on responsible marketing policy and governance.
Dan has a Bachelor of Arts in communications.
The Committee is a trans-Tasman partnership of professional expertise between the Brewers Association of Australia and the Brewers Association of New Zealand, combining insights and experience to monitor and report on domestic and global developments in beer and alcohol production and marketing. It makes these assessments on a quarterly basis.
The Committee meets once a year (or more often, if needed) to assess trends that may require Brewers Association attention and action in each country.
Anita joined Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) in 2014.
In 2018 she was appointed CUB's first female brewery manager, leading the historic Cascade Brewery in Tasmania.
CUB is part of the ABInBev family, where Anita previously held the position of Senior Brewing and Quality Manager overseeing the Australian business quality, regulatory, food safety, consumer relations and brewing performance.
Anita joined CUB from the food industry, where she has held various leadership positions overseeing regulatory and quality requirements in the Asia, Pacific and Middle East regions.
Nick joined Coopers Brewery in 1993 and currently holds the role of Operations Manager, overseeing all aspects of brewing, packaging and distribution, as well as the service areas of quality and engineering.
He previously worked as a brewer with Carlton & United Breweries, and prior to that he was a brewer and maltster for a number of companies in the United Kingdom, including Courage Brewery and Wells & Young.
Nick is a Fellow of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling and holds an Honours Degree in Applied Biology and a Master of Science in Malting and Brewing Science from the British School of Malting and Brewing. He also holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Adelaide.
Jeff has over 25 years’ experience in the brewing industry – Joining Tooheys in 1990 as Quality Assurance Manager and, subsequently, holding roles in New Product Development, Licensed Brewing and Production Management.
Today, as Brewing and Beverage Technical Development Director for Lion Beer Australia, Jeff oversees brewing product, process innovation and specialised technical support activities for Lion’s breweries across Australia and New Zealand.
Jeff is a Fellow of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, serving on the Asia Pacific Section Board of Management from 2010-16, with four years as Board Chairman. He is currently a member of the Board of Barley Australia.
Prior to joining the brewing industry, Jeff held positions in food, detergents, pharmaceutical and adhesives Research and Development and Quality Assurance. He holds a First Class Honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Sydney.
DB Breweries in New Zealand is in the process of advising of a new representative on this Committee.
David is Technical Regulatory Leader with Lion New Zealand. He joined Lion in 1974 and has held various brewing and quality roles across Lion’s NZ brewing sites including four years managing Speight’s Brewery in Dunedin.
He is a qualified Master Brewer and a Fellow of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (UK).
David represents Lion NZ on several industry associations, including the Glass Packaging Forum, NZ Food and Grocery Council's Health and Regulatory committee, and the NZ Fruit Wine and Cider Makers Association.
In addition to its own Committees, the Brewers Association is represented through membership and/or affiliation with external groups. These include: