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.

Clare Rudkin
HR Director

Clare joined  Bairds in 2021 and leads our Human Resources Team. Bringing over 20 years of experience to the role, Clare helps to make sure that our team members are supported in their roles throughout the business.

Brett Weiman
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.

Kyrsten Moore
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.

Alan Williamson
commercial Director

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.

Owen Southwood
Procurement Director

Owen studied Agricultural business Management at Wye College and the University of London before he began his career at Dengie Crops in Essex. He also has experience working with Allied Grain, Grampian Country Food Group, Dewing Grain and Frederic Smart and Sons before taking the role as General Manager with Scotgrain.

Using his experience of technical analysis and trading, Owen runs the grain trading for Bairds both in Scotland and England.

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.

Darek Kosznik

Malt operator @Arbroath Maltings

Colin Tough

Growing for Bairds at Barnyards of Delgaty

Richard Toulson

Maintenance Manager, Witham

Callum Nicholls

Roast House Supervisor at Witham Maltings

Travis Cook

Roast House Operator Witham Roast House

ben o'gorman

Key Account Manager. Sales and Marketing.

Alex king

Growing for Bairds Malt in East Lothian.

Grigor Hannan

Growing for Bairds in the Scottish Highlands.

Chris Davey

Malt Weighbridge Operator at Witham Maltings

isla prentice

Project Coordinator @ Inverness Maltings

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team members


Quality Malt Since 1823

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