Committee Members 2018-2019

Officers

Warwick Foy-Taranaki RC for SOBAWarwick Foy (President) is a long-time beer fan and brewer. He became interested in beer through travel and enjoys trying new beers and learning more about beer wherever he goes. He’s written beer reviews for local newspapers and has spent several years helping organise beer events in Taranaki. He enjoys introducing people to the world of craft beer.

Portfolio: Mountain Ales Festival, Taranaki SOBA Regional Coordinator
Contact: 
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TomTom Coleman (Treasurer) From the UK, via Australia, Tom is now well settled in Auckland.  He’s been drinking beer and homebrewing for most of his life and has enough free time to have been SOBA treasurer since 2012

Portfolios: Pursuit of Hoppiness & National Homebrew Competition
Contact: 
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Barb Dec 2014Barbara Joppa (Secretary) has left Auckland and is now living in Riwaka surrounded by hops, Barbara has been a SOBA member since 2009, and Committee member since 2016.

Portfolio: Festivals, General Committee
Contact: 
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General Committee Members

John Austin is based in Wellington and has been working in the beer industry in New Zealand since 2015, and thoroughly enjoys a good Amber Ale. Free time is for homebrewing, surfing, pinball and guitar.

Portfolio:  Wellington Regional Coordinator, Winter Ales Festival (2018), SOBA Webmaster
Contact: [email protected]

 

 


Gareth Guitry has been the regional co-ordinator for Waikato since 2015, and has recently served on the SOBA committee in a co-opted position.  He is now wanting to continue and grow the work he has been doing with the committee over the last several months, growing the society in the regions while strengthening our presence in the main centres. Gareth is passionate about great beer, beer festivals, and home brewing, and regularly enters SOBA’s National Homebrew Competition.
Portfolio: Waikato Regional Coordinator, SOBA Committee

Contact: [email protected]


David Moynagh is new to the Committee in 2018, and will be overseeing SOBA’s annual National Homebrew Competition.

Portfolio: National Homebrew Competition
Contact: [email protected]


Jeremy Bayliss is new to the Committee in 2018, and is the Hawkes Bay Regional Cooridnator.

Portfolio: Hawkes Bay Regional Coordinator
Contact: [email protected]