Page brings a wealth of experience from the charitable sector, having previously held positions as chief executive of the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) and former national director of homeless charity Emmaus UK.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Camra as chief executive and look forward to meeting the volunteers when I start work in November,” he said. “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 the universally recognised representative and the most authoritative voice of real ale drinkers and pub-goers in the UK.”
Page succeeds Mike Benner as chief executive, who has remained within the beer industry and is now managing director at Siba, the Society for Independent Brewers.
With pubs being lost at a rate of 31 per week across the UK, Camra’s current ‘Pubs Matter’ campaign aims to see public houses placed in their own use-class, meaning they can’t be converted or demolished without planning permission, in an effort to curb the closure of pubs.
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