About Derek Orford

Derek Orford

Derek Orford is the Brewing Ambassador at Campden BRI. Alongside his direct support for brewers, his role is to ensure that all alcoholic drinks producers get the best possible service from our wide range of consultancy and scientific services.

He qualified as a Master Brewer in 1991, winning the JS Hough Award of The Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD), who recently appointed him to Fellowship. He has been an Examiner for their Master Brewer examination for a number of years, focusing on Fermentation and Beer Processing.

His previous career was spent in operational and technical roles with Whitbread, Heineken and Lion, and he has run breweries in several countries, including The Bahamas, Ireland, Australia, and the UK, as well as running his own consultancy, more recently supporting smaller traditional and craft breweries.

After his international travels he returned to his Kentish birthplace and outside of work and drinking as wide a range of beer and wine as possible (he is also a Beer Sommelier), his interests include Charlton Athletic, Bruce Springsteen and man’s exploration of space, in particular the Apollo programme.

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