The Australian Specialty Coffee Association has appointed Lucy Ward as the interim Head of the Roasters Guild, and Paul Asquith as interim Membership Advocate.

As Head of the Roasters Guild, Lucy will develop and drive projects that will increase engagement with and among roasters around Australia.

In the newly-created position of Membership Advocate, Paul will be responsible for developing and driving campaigns that increase membership value across the organisation.

Lucy and Paul will sit in the positions on an interim basis, ahead of the ASCA AGM taking place on 16 September in Melbourne at 6 Allenby st Coburg North at 5pm. In addition to the general elections, any items to be discussed at the AGM must be tabled ahead of time. Active members can send through items to be discussed to