Debra Meiburg
Debra Meiburg

Hong Kong-based Master of Wine Debra Meiburg MW has been appointed Chair of the Institute of Masters of Wine’s Education Committee. This is a key three-year role that sets the educational strategy for the Institute of Masters of Wine, including admissions, candidate advancement and educational focus. 

Meiburg will be responsible for global education for all Master of Wine candidates, leading the team of MWs that plan and deliver educational weeks in US, Australasia and Europe as well international course days delivered in 10-12 countries around the world.

Penny Richards, executive director of the Institute of Masters of Wine, says “Debra already contributes so much to the Institute’s global study programme, and her experience of organising a week-long seminar in Bordeaux each year for our European Stage 2 students will stand her in great stead for this new responsibility.”

The IMW Education Committee (EdCom) is responsible for designing and, with the assistance of the Executive Office, implementing the study programme around the world, including: residential seminars, course days, assignment schemes, research paper advice and mentor recruitment and training.

This member-based arm of the Institute is responsible for designing a robust study and training programme that best prepares candidates for the MW Examination and Members for their roles as Mentors and RP Advisors, all in keeping with Council’s policies. Among other key tasks, it is also a provider of pre-Examination assessment of candidates at all stages of the candidate process (i.e. Admissions through to sitting of the Exam).