Meet the team

We're proud of the team we've built at Bad Shepherd over the years and are excited to introduce you to them.

Dereck & Diti - Founders

Bad Shepherd was the brainchild of husband and wife team, Dereck and Diti Hales. After years working for some of the worlds largest brands, Dereck felt something was missing. While brewing award-winning home brews scratched some of that itch, he knew owning his brewery was his true dream and who better to be his partner in that journey then his wife Diti: a passionate fan of quality restaurants, American style BBQ and an expert in brand marketing.

Dereck's Fave Brew — Almighty IIPA: It’s big, punchy, intense, and the launch party is always a heap of over the top fun!


Tim – Warehouse Manager

Brew Crew #19 – Singapore Sling Sour

Tim came from a transport operations background where he ended up as Operations Manager at a major transport company. Leaving the ‘glitz and glamour’ of transport behind 13 years ago, he headed into warehouse & logistics management which then brought him to Bad Shepherd mid 2020. In a rapidly expanding warehouse Tim has shown himself to be the best (only 😂) Warehouse Manager Bad Shepherd has ever had.

Fave Brew — Victoria Pale Ale: Not as "exciting" as a one-off Limited Edition but it is a beloved classic and I love the background of this beer, especially the story of 100-year-old Melbourne yeast aspect. A great sessionable beer throughout the day.

Mark – National Sales Manager

Brew Crew #18 – Coffee American Brown Ale

Mark came on board as our National Sales Manager to make sure our beers are stocked in bottleshops and bars around the country. Bringing decades of experience in the alcohol industry, including at some of the countries biggest brewers and distributers. 

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