Dr. Heather Pilkington
Executive Director

Heather Pilkington is the Executive Director of First Key Consulting. She is a licensed Professional Engineer and received her Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering from Western University in Canada. Prior to joining First Key Heather held positions at Labatt and AB InBev, managing brewing process development and brewery support departments both at the national and international level.

At First Key she leads projects for craft to large-scale clients across the globe and oversees all aspects of the company’s strategy, team and operations to deliver the best client results in the brewing and malting industries. Heather’s blend of educational background, career experience and passion for the industry, give her a broad appreciation and insight into the challenges facing breweries of all sizes today.