Tim Lord
Managing Director
Tim is well suited to the open and collaborative culture of the beer industry. He loves to talk about all things hop related with brewers. His background in agriculture, brewing and business management is informed by an education in Microbiology and Botany, which makes for an educational and entertaining conversation.
Owen Johnston
Head of Sales & Marketing
Owen began his brewing journey in 2005 when he built the largest craft brewery in Tasmania, Australia. He worked as the Head Brewer at Moo Brew for 10 years before turning his focus to bringing Aussie flavour hops to brewers around the world. He has a BSc and MBA from the University of Tasmania and a Master of Science from the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland which form the foundation of his extensive understanding of the supply chain, from the hop farm to the brewery floor.
Michael Capaldo
National Sales Manager
NSW & ACT Sales Rep
Michael is on a mission to provide better service, support and technical advice to brewers. The former Head Brewer at Sydney Brewery and Lovedale Brewery has a Graduate Diploma of Brewing from Edith Cowan University. This qualification helped him lead Lovedale Brewery to trophies at the AIBAs and Royal Sydney Show in its first year of operation. Michael has also been on the technical committee for the Indies for the past four years, and regularly judges the AIBAs, Royal Sydney Show and World Beer Cup.
Adrian Ianculovici
TAS & NZ Sales Rep
Adrian has a refreshing understanding and support for the passion and pride that goes into each and every beer. He has 4 years’ experience in the craft beer industry. In his previous stint at Shambles, Adrian’s role evolved to include brewing, packaging, sales and deliveries – so he knows a bit about everything, including sustainable solutions to modern brewing challenges.
Brad Nolen
WA, SA & NT Sales Rep
Brad is all about connecting with brewers and slowly but surely converting them to our range of Aussie, international and advanced hop products through exceptional service. He has 15 years experience in the craft beer industry, from Head Brewer at Mash Brewing and Pikes Beer Company to Senior Brewer at Gage Roads and Mildura Brewery. Brad has experience in quality management, recipe design, product forecasting and maintaining industry relationships.
Phil Rutjens
VIC Sales Rep
Phil loves the creative side of brewing, and is always eager to get new hops into the hands of brewers. He has more than 15 years experience in the craft beer industry, from Brewery Operations Manager at Urban Alley Brewery to Brewery Manager at Southern Bay Brewery. Phil has experience in optimising the brewing and packaging process, coordinating and forecasting stock requirements, and maintaining internal and external industry relationships.
Simeon Bonetti
QLD Sales Rep
Sim loves to keep brewers on the hook by continuously wetting their appetite with our growing range of Aussie, international and advanced hop products. He has more than 10 years experience in the craft beer industry. During his time as Head Brewer at Newstead Brewing Co. and Head Brewer at Brisbane Brewing Co. he developed a keen interest in agriculture that has led to an in-depth understanding of hops and hop products.
Simon Whittock
Agronomic Services Manager
Simon studied Marine Science, specialising in Genetics, Biochemistry and Phylogenetics before tackling a PhD in Plant Genetics. Simon now has an expert level understanding of hops and how to cross plants to achieve certain agronomic and flavour outcomes, which has helped us introduce a number of successful proprietary varieties to the brewing world.
Aaron Bailey
Farm Manager
Tom Parry
Farm Manager
Tom is one of those people you’d describe as being wise beyond his years, and has the ability to put anyone at ease with his calm character and classic sense of humour. He was born and bred in the Derwent Valley, and has a deep appreciation for its rich history. But Tom’s focussed on the future, specifically improving productivity through automation.
Grace Irwin
Marketing Manager
Elise Griggs
Brand Activation Specialist
Jamie Morrow
Digital Marketing Specialist
Jeremy Nightingale
Customer Service Manager
Anita Clay
Customer Service Coordinator
Beatie Thorp
Customer Service Coordinator
Donna Reardon
Customer Service Coordinator
Tamara Saavedra
Customer Service Coordinator
Chris Price
Chief Financial Officer
Karin Baddiley
Finance & Administration Coordinator
Jerry Zhu
Mel Rollins
Accounts Officer
Hans Dreyer
General Manager Operations
Peter Hamilton
Processing & Quality Manager
George Webster
Laboratory & Sustainability Manager
Lewis Tuckwell
Assistant Farm Manager
Shawn Barton
Assistant Farm Manager
Ben Malcolm
Agronomy Specialist
Mitch Crosswell
Assistant Farm Manager
Matthew Wong
Agronomy Specialist
Kristy Lusted
Office Manager
Kate Taylor
General Manager People & Culture
Nick Leitch
Human Resources Manager
Nic Danger
Chief Information Officer
Maikel Novaczinski
IT Systems Administrator