SIBA appoints Andy Slee as Chief Executive as he bids to ‘create an environment in which independent breweries of all sizes can thrive’. Former Black Sheep Chairman, Andy Slee, will bring a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the role.
“I am of the passionate belief that small independent breweries are a force for good in the communities they serve – they are the vibrant heart that helps bring people together.
SIBA represents a huge breadth of independent British brewers. Our job is to help create an environment in which all can thrive in what are very challenging times, and ensure that local beer is a vibrant and growing part of the British beer landscape. That can only be achieved by helping small independent breweries to thrive. I look forward to working with the SIBA team and all its members to do just that” said Mr Slee.
With leadership experience at famed independent brewery Black Sheep, as a Non-Executive Director at Titanic Brewery, as well as prior positions at Coca Cola, Punch Taverns and Bass, Andy brings with him a breadth of top-level lobbying, commercial and membership experience to the role – as well as a personal passion for local independent beer.
Chairman of the SIBA Board, Richard Naisby, welcomed Andy’s appointment: “Andy’s knowledge and passion for the independent brewing sector is absolutely evident and I am certain he is the right man to drive forward SIBA in 2023. I look forward to working with him as he delivers a bright and progressive future for the organisation.”
Andy Slee will begin as Chief Executive on the 1st of January 2023, leading the organisation into the new year.