Simon Spillane / Director Communications and Public Affairs.
The Brewers of Europe Personnel News
Brussels, 1 September 2015 – The Brewers of Europe is strengthening its communication activities with the appointment of Jan de Grave as Communications Director. Since 2003, Jan de Grave was consecutively Vice President Corporate Communications and Vice President Sustainability at Telenet NV.
Also, The Brewers of Europe has promoted Simon Spillane as Public Affairs Director. Simon Spillane joined The Brewers of Europe a decade ago and, since 2011 served as Senior Advisor – Beer & Society and Communications. Simon Spillane will be assisted by Mathieu Schneider, who joined The Brewers of Europe in 2009 as Project Coordinator, now serving as Public Affairs Manager.
Commenting on these changes, Pierre-Olivier Bergeron, Secretary General of The Brewers of Europe said: “I am delighted to welcome a new senior resource in the person of Jan de Grave with a view to enhance The Brewers of Europe messaging on such a great product like beer. Our public affairs expertise will further grow, building upon the contribution Simon Spillane and Mathieu Schneider have already made to establishing beer as a vibrant part of Europe’s heritage.”