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CAMRA appoints Tim Page as chief executive

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has announced Tim Page as its new chief executive.

Page replaces Mike Benner, who earlier this year became managing director at SIBA, the Society for Independent Brewers.

Mr Page, who will start at Camra as of 1 November, has previously held positions as chief executive of the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) and former National Director of homeless charity Emmaus UK.

He said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining CAMRA as Chief Executive and look forward to meeting the volunteers when I start work in November. The Campaign has an outstanding reputation which appears to me to be the result of its large membership, its huge number of hard-working and committed volunteers and its highly-competent and professional team of employees. My aim is to continue to develop CAMRA as both the universally-recognised representative and the most-authoritative voice of real ale drinkers and pub-goers in the UK.”

Page will be particularly involved in CAMRA’s current ‘Pubs Matter’ campaign which aims to see public houses placed in their own use-class preventing them from being converted or demolished without planning permission.

UK pubs are currently closing at a rate of 31 per week.

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