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Meet our staff

CAMRA volunteers are supported by dedicated staff based in the office in St Albans. If you’re looking for basic contact details, please visit contact us.

Senior Staff Team

Responsible for the staff team divisions (Campaigns & Communications, Commercial and Support) and reporting directly to the National Executive.

Tom Stainer

Tom Stainer

Chief Executive

Responsible for Communications & Campaigns

Ken Owst

Ken Owst

Deputy Chief Executive

Responsible for Finance & Beer Festival Support, IT, Logistics, Volunteer Services & H&S

Tony Lewis

Tony Lewis

Chief Commercial Officer

Responsible for Trading & Events and Membership

Communications & Campaigns

This division is made up of the Communications, Campaigns and Education & Training teams. It is responsible for managing all press and media matters, internal communications (including What’s Brewing & BEER), lobbying parliament and organising our campaigns and delivering education and training for members.

Communications

Katie Wiles

Katie Wiles

Senior Communications Manager

Overall responsibility for the team and managing internal and external channels 
Beth Steele

Beth Steele

Digital Communications Officer

 Responsible for social media channels and online platforms
Maddy Hardman

Maddy Hardman

Communications Assistant

Supports the communications team and What’s Brewing production
Tim Hampson

Tim Hampson

What's Brewing Editor

Responsible for editorial content in What’s Brewing & BEER
Kim Adams

Kim Adams

What's Brewing Production Editor

Responsible for design & layout in What’s Brewing & BEER

Campaigns

Stuart Donaldson

Stuart Donaldson

Senior Campaigns Manager

Overall responsibility for campaigns and public affairs. Leads on Westminster and EBCU
Paul Edgeworth

Paul Edgeworth

Campaigns Manager

Leads on campaigns and public affairs in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and local government
Ellie Hudspith

Ellie Hudspith

Policy and Research Manager

Leads on policy and research, internal engagement & promotional campaigns 
Alex Metcalfe

Alex Metcalfe

Information & Education Manager

Leads on the implementation of Learning & Discovery offering
Raju Kleuters

Raju Kleuters

Campaigns Assistant

Supports the campaigns team and first point of contact.

Commercial Division

Made up of both the Trading & Events Marketing teams and the Membership team, this division is responsible for all national marketing projects, book marketing, sales and distribution, events, sponsorship, fundraising and branding along with providing support for our members.

Events

Amy Nash

Amy Nash

Senior Events Manager

Overall responsibility for the events and festival team
Emma Porrett

Emma Porrett

Events Sales Manager

Responsible for the marketing and delivery of key events
Natasha Ferenczy

Natasha Ferenczy

Events Marketing Officer

Provides marketing support and specific responsibilities for beer festivals
Katherine Alman

Katherine Alman

Events Assistant

Provide support for the Events Officer and other special projects within the commercial division

Trading

Emma Haines

Emma Haines

Trading Manager (Good Beer Guide)

Responsible for the production of the Good Beer Guide 
Katie Button

Katie Button

Trading Manager (Books)

Responsible for generating revenue for our publications
Toby Langdon

Toby Langdon

Trading Sales & Marketing Officer

Provides sales and marketing support for publications department
Marilyn O'Donoghue

Marilyn O'Donoghue

Marketing Operations Officer

Responsible for coordinating marketing activities across departments

Membership

John Cottrell

John Cottrell

Head of Membership

Responsible for membership strategy, data and GDPR
Gary Fowler

Gary Fowler

Membership Manager

Contact for membership services
Sophia Robertson

Sophia Robertson

Membership Marketing

Contact for membership marketing
Caroline Clerembaux

Caroline Clerembaux

Membership Officer

Contact for membership queries
Nicky Shipp

Nicky Shipp

Reception & Membership Administration Officer

Manages CAMRA front desk
Ayesha Verekia

Ayesha Verekia

Membership Officer

Contact for membership queries
Matt Holland

Matt Holland

Membership Officer

Contact for membership queries
Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall

Membership Officer

Contact for membership queries and branch awards

Support Division

This division is responsible for our financial strategy, budgets and business plans and ensuring smooth support across IT, Logistics, Volunteer Services and H&S.

Support Staff

Gillian Dale

Gillian Dale

HR Officer

Supports and administrates HR at the office
Val Langford

Val Langford

Volunteer Services

Co-ordinates and focuses CAMRA’s efforts to recruit, develop and support volunteers
Glyn Shand

Glyn Shand

H&S Advisor

Oversees and implements health and safety compliance at the office, warehouse and external events
Harsha Kariawasam

Harsha Kariawasam

Executive Support Officer

Responsible for office management, accommodation for NE/RD weekends and supporting senior staff
Jill Burder

Jill Burder

Warehouse Overseer

Supports the warehouse to provide a high-quality service to shop purchasers, members and volunteers 

IT 

Greg Rycroft

Greg Rycroft

Senior IT Manager

Overall responsibility for the IT team
Polo Lam

Polo Lam

IT Development Coordinator

Co-ordinates IT projects and manages the software systems
Jak Lawrence

Jak Lawrence

IT Operations Officer

Provides IT support for staff and volunteers

Logistics

Jonathan Howarth

Jonathan Howarth

Logistics Supervisor

Supervisor for all logistics and festival equipment activities
Ashton Lilly

Ashton Lilly

Logistics Administrator

Contact for beer festival transport and booking enquiries
Dan Clark

Dan Clark

Logistics Assistant

Picking, packing, and maintenance of all beer festival equipment
Billie Peters

Billie Peters

Logistics Assistant

Picking, packing, and maintenance of all beer festival equipment

Finance

Anita Gibson

Anita Gibson

Senior Finance & Beer Festival Support Manager

Liz Wickham

Liz Wickham

Finance & Beer Festival Support Officer

Helen Curnow

Helen Curnow

Finance & Beer Festival Support Assistant

Hardeep Sura

Hardeep Sura

Commercial Analyst & Accounting Support

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