2024 Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

The 2024 Brewers Guild of New Zealand AGM will take place on Friday 2 August at 5.30pm

Time: 5.30pm
Date: Friday 2 August
Location: TBC, Auckland & Via ZOOM

For those joining by Zoom - a registration link will be provided closer to the time.

Please register for the meeting so we have a register of attendees.

Please also advise if you are planning on attending the meeting in person.


Board Nominations

We will advise how many board positions will be up for election this year closer to the date of the AGM. 









Annual Report Documents

On the Guild website (under Guild Governance) you can now view the following documents:  

  • 2023 AGM Agenda
  • 2022-23 Annual Report 
  • 2022-23 Performance Report
  • 2022 AGM Minutes

Voting for the Board of Directors

There will only need to be a vote if we have more nominees that positions available on the board, if there are not the Chair will advise that no vote is needed. Should we go to a vote we will use Election Buddy again this year.

If a vote is required 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 both in person and via zoom, so we get a quorum.

Here is the link to register to join the AGM via Zoom:  https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsce-urj0jHt2a7_wXAO6KJBzXX8WQGpiy

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.