andrew’s shift started at 6am, but we’ve been here since 1823.
Every shift that starts and every batch of malt we produce is one more step on a journey of nearly 200 years of malting heritage.
Our Executive Team
The executive team lead almost 200 employees in 4 malting locations throughout our range of business operations.
Dr Richard Broadbent
Richard joined the business in 2002 as a Production Assistant after having obtained his Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University. In 2011 Richard undertook his role as Production and Technical Director before becoming the company President in 2020.
Ed joined the business in 1986 as a System Administrator at our Pencaitland site, east of Edinburgh. Following a range of roles in operations as well as systems, Ed became Commercial Director in May 2011.
Chief Financial Officer European Malt Operations
Brett joined the business in October 2010 as CFO and became CFO of European Malt Operations in June 2013. Brett holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Hons in Accounting Science, as well as being a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Director of Operations
Kyrsten started working for Mark Lawrence Grain in 2004 as a harvest student and then after 5 summers in that role and having achieved a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biochemistry, she became a permanent member of the team in 2009. After Managing our Witham Maltings for several years, Kyrsten now oversees our production as Director of Operations.
commercial Director of sales
Alan has a Law degree from Glasgow University and then qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PWC. Having worked in the industry for over 20 years for Diageo and SAB Miller in finance and procurement roles, Alan joined Bairds in 2018 after working for Schill Malz in Germany and our sister company, Canada Malting.
Bairds malt team members
From Drill to Still and Field to Firkin there are craftsman at every stage of the process. They are all a part of what makes us who we are, producers of Quality Malt.
EHS Coordinator @Witham Maltings
Growing for Bairds at Barnyards of Delgaty
Seed Manager @ Scotgrain Agriculture
Roast House Supervisor at Witham Maltings
Roast House Operator Witham Roast House
Key Account Manager. Sales and Marketing.
Growing for Bairds Malt in East Lothian.
Growing for Bairds in the Scottish Highlands.
Malt Weighbridge Operator at Witham Maltings
Project Coordinator @ Inverness Maltings
Iain joined Bairds as a Graduate Trainee in 2011 and started his career working alongside Eddie Douglas, Commercial Director.
In 2013, Iain became the Raw Materials Manager, working with growers throughout the UK to ensure the supply of quality barley into each of our 4 UK Malting sites.
He also sits on the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) for Cereals and Oilseeds and in 2021 transitioned to our merchanting partners, Scotgrain Agriculture to begin his new role as Seed Manager.
Quality Malt Since 1823
Join the team
If you’d like to join us in producing quality malt for the world’s best distillers and brewers, we’d love to hear from you.