CEO of New Zealand Hops
Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of New Zealand Hops, Doug Donelan was Head Brewer of Australia’s Malt Shovel Brewery and James Squire Brewhouses. Doug has over 30 years experience in the brewing, beverage and hospitality industries and is an internationally recognised beer judge having served as Chief Judge at the New Zealand International Beer Awards and on the international judging panels for the Brewers Associations (BA) Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup, Japan Beer Cup (JBC) and the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA).
Doug’s affiliations and memberships include the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) where he is a Director of the Asia Pacific Section. The Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA) the Brewers Association (BA) and New Zealand Institute of Directors (IOD). He has written numerous papers and articles for brewing journals, technical papers and presentations on the beer industry, brewing and hops. He has also written and presented on Innovation, Marketing, Research and New Product Development.
Doug currently heads up New Zealand Hops Limited a cooperatively owned company which has responsibility for the activity of the New Zealand Hop Industry.
Doug’s favourite industry quote is; “The best thing about making beer is that when you’ve finished….. you’ve got beer”