Today, I am going to post a few pieces of news that may have passed you by.
Firstly, last Saturday, Paula Waters stood down as CAMRA National Chairman. Colin Valentine was elected by the National Executive as the new Chairman with immediate effect.
Although many of the "figurehead" duties of the CAMRA Chair are now delegated to the head office team led by Chief Executive, Mike Benner; it is vital that the National Chairman is able to demonstrate leadership.
Leadership to the 110,000+ members, the 200+ branches, the 10,000+ active members, 1,000+ members at conference, 250+ beer festivals, 30+ HQ staff members - and that is just internal affairs. It is a thankless task and very difficult to be all things to all people.
Colin Valentine is a strong leader and I, for one, wish him the best of luck in his new role for the Campaign.