Tim Holmes

Board Of Directors

“I believe the GIY movement is critical to the future of our nation and planet.”
Tim is responsible for the product quality strategy and agenda for the drinks company Diageo plc. He started his career with Guinness as a brewer and has worked in diverse technical roles over a 30 year career within the Guinness and subsequent Diageo organisations. He uses his passion for quality and flavour to help ensure Diageo’s products delight their consumers.
Tim has been growing food almost all his life. He’s passionate about the sustainability aspects and health benefits of food growing and believes that the GIY movement is critical to the future of our nation and planet. Tim lives in Dublin in a small house with a decent sized garden containing plenty of fruit trees, a veg patch and a greenhouse.

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