Michael Brophy’s tenure with the Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute (BMBRI) began in August 2008. In his role as President and CEO, he is responsible for leading BMBRI’s activities that support breeding of new malting barley varieties and related evaluation and research.
Michael holds a Master’s degree in Crop Production and a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science both from the University College in Dublin, Ireland. Michael’s experience in the Canadian and international malting barley industry spans over 30 years. He managed barley and malting barley research and product department activities at the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) from 1995 to 2008. He was also the CWB’s Western Europe grain market analyst and international malting barley market analyst from 1993 to 1995. Before moving to Canada from Ireland in 1992, Michael worked in his native Ireland on research and production contract issues for malting barley and other grain growers.