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Humphreys appointed to SIBA executive

Robert Humphreys has been appointed as a non-executive director at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).

Humphreys, formerly honorary secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group, will sit on the SIBA Executive, created earlier this year as part of an organisational restructure which unified SIBA’s trade association and commercial arms. 

SIBA MD Mike Benner says: “We’re delighted to have Robert on board. His wealth of experience within the drinks and hospitality industry make him an invaluable addition to the SIBA executive team and we are looking forward to working with him to realise SIBA’s vision of building the future of British beer.”

Humphreys says: “I have watched with great pleasure SIBA’s growth from a small band of founding microbrewers in 1980, to the influential and respected trade body it is today. While much has changed in those 30+ years, SIBA’s driving force is still its passion for beer and this, combined with its new structure, put it in prime position to represent and develop the British brewing industry.

“The new management team, led by Mike, has an exciting vision and ambitious plans and I am very happy to be part of the next chapter in SIBA’s continuing evolution.”

Besides Humphreys, Francis Patton and three elected directors, including SIBA’s chairman Guy Sheppard, serve on the SIBA Executive, alongside the senior management team comprising Benner, commercial director Nick Stafford and part-time finance director John Hart. A board of 24 trustees, drawn from SIBA’s brewer members, set strategy for and ratify decisions by the executive.

7 October 2014 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor