The Brewers Guild of New Zealand has announced the appointment of Melanie Kees as its new Executive Director.

Following an extensive search, Kees joins the Guild in late October 2021.

Coming from a role in Marketing, Communications & Business Development at Otago Polytechnic, Kees was instrumental in getting the brewing qualifications off the ground and partnering with the Guild on finding ways to develop the skills of the brewing workforce.

Before Otago Polytech, Kees worked in a range of roles at MotorSport New Zealand and at the Otago Brew School.

“Her expertise in marketing, communication and events are all going to stand the Guild, and our members, in good stead as we build on the foundations developed in the past few years,” says the Brewers Guild in a press release.

Kees will work on her transition into the role with outgoing ED, Sabrina Kuntz, from late October to early November.

Online Entries for The New Zealand Beer Awards close this Friday, 24 September 2021.

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