2023 Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

The 2023 Brewers Guild of New Zealand AGM will take place as follows:

Time: 4.00pm
Date: Wednesday, 8 November 2023
Location: Sprig & Fern, Thorndon, Wellington & Via ZOOM

A registration link to join the meeting will be listed on this page and will be shared with our members.

Board Nominations

This year we are looking for six new board members to replace those who have reached the maximum term as per the rules of the Guild.

We are seeking nominations from those who are interested in standing for the Guild’s Board of Directors. We encourage nominations that ensure both diverse geographic representation as well as representation across our diverse membership. Representation from non-brewing roles is also encouraged.  

We encourage any member who would like to join the board to complete a nomination form  - the link for this is HERE.  Please remember that you need a two Guild member's (not from the same membership organisation as yourself) one to nominate and anther to second you - please have this information prior to completing your form.

Nominations for the Brewers Guild Board of Directors close on Wednesday 11th October.  

Once nominations have closed we will publish the nominees profiles prior to the electronic voting opening.

For further information or to discuss the nomination process please contact melanie@brewersguild.org.nz.

Annual Report Documents

On the Guild website (under Guild Governance) you will soon be able to view the documents relating to:  

  • The AGM Agenda
  • Any motions to be voted on
  • 2022-23 Annual Report 
  • 2022-23 Performance Report

Voting for the Board of Directors

We will be using the electronic voting system Election Buddy again this year.  All members with voting rights (Brewery Members) will receive the link to vote on be sent their voting form on the morning of Wednesday 1 November. Voting closes at 5pm Wed 8 November.


If there are any motions to be voted on we will let you know and share the link here.

You will be able to do this at the same time you submit your electronic vote for the Board of Directors. 


Call for Nominations 

Call for nominations will open on Friday 15 September.  Any Guild members can be nominated, however only Brewery members have the right to vote.

To nominate for the Board please complete this BOARD NOMINATION FORM. As part of your nomination you will be asked to provide a short biography, a photo, your reason for wanting to join the Board of the Brewers Guild of New Zealand, as well as the details of a Nominator and Seconder who are both from organisations that are paid up members of the Guild. 

Nominations for the Brewers Guild Board of Directors close on Wednesday 11th October.  

For further information or to discuss the nomination process please contact melanie@brewersguild.org.nz.

Board and Nomination Supporting Information  

Please see the helpful Board and Nomination Supporting Information document for information on:  

  • The Board requirements 
  • Remuneration
  • Eligibility
  • What can you expect as a Board member
  • Who the Guild is looking for
  • How to nominate
  • Your commitment required

If you have any questions, or would like further information please contact melanie@brewersguild.org.nz

Register to attend the Virtual AGM

Even though voting is taking place prior to the AGM, we still need members to attend the AGM so we get a quorum.

We will soon be sharing links to register to the in-person event in Wellington and to also register for the Zoom link.

About the Board

The Board is comprised of a diverse representation of our membership and currently comprises of 9 members: 

  • Micro Brewery – Two Directors
  • Small Brewery – Two Directors
  • Medium Brewery – Four Directors
  • Large Brewery – One Director

The following Directors are at the end of their maximum term (3 terms) and will be standing down at the AGM.

  • Keith Riley (Large brewery)
  • Paul Finney (Micro Brewery)
  • Joseph Wood (Medium Brewery)
  • Jason Bathgate (Medium)
  • Sebastian Burke (Small)

The following Directors will be continuing:

  • Brian Watson (Medium)
  • Eddie Gapper (Medium)
  • Mark Limber (Small)

The following Directors will be re-standing:

  • Jason Ray (Micro)


To be eligible to serve as a Director of the Guild your organisation must be a current financial member of the Guild.

A member organisation may only have one member represented on the board.

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.