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Committee

Your committee needs you!

We currently have a few roles that need filling:

  • Social Secretary
  • Web/Magazine Editor
  • Press Officer

If you’d like more information or be considered for any of these positions, please get in touch!

  • Glyn Mansell
    • Chair

    Glyn joined CAMRA in 2010 and attended branch meetings for a few years before being elected Chair in 2018.

    He's passionate about real ale and working with the committee to promote the wide variety of pubs, breweries and festivals that we're fortunate to have in and around Sheffield.

    You'll likely meet Glyn presenting many of our pub awards, as well as on our RambAles and minibus trips.

    Beyond CAMRA, he enjoys walking and cycling, is involved in conservation projects, and has five grandchildren who he says keep him grounded.

  • Patrick Johnson
    • Vice Chair

    Patrick moved to Sheffield from Newcastle several years ago ‘straight into the Kelham Island area to partake of its many glorious pubs and myriad pale ales.’

    He has been a CAMRA member since 2008 and on the committee since 2015, having previously served as Social Secretary before becoming Vice Chair.

    You’ll more than likely see him making presentations at our Pub of the Month evenings.

  • Phil Ellett
    • Secretary

    A relatively recent convert to real ale, Phil joined CAMRA in 2016. Since then he has worked as a volunteer at several beer festivals and visited numerous breweries.

    He is also on the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival organising committee, with both IT systems and cellar duties.

  • Paul Crofts
    • Treasurer
    • Festival Organiser

    Paul has been a committee member since 2014, as well as being on the festival committee.

    ‘I have enjoyed all the various roles I have played in that time, particularly my functions at [the 2017] festival, and I was delighted to be press-ganged into being the Festival Organiser for [the following] year (thanks Louise!).

    ‘As well as being fond of “lowering a couple for the tonsils”, I'm also a big music fan, particularly live music. Feel free to stop me for a chat anytime you see me in the pub (particularly if you want to sponsor something at the festival).’

  • Andy Shaw
    • Membership Secretary
    • Magazine Distribution Coordinator
    • Clubs Officer

    A CAMRA member since 1977, Andy has served on numerous branch committees around the country over the past 40 years.

    He's also been a member of various national committees over the years and has been on CAMRA’s National Executive since 2012.

    In 2017 he joined the Sheffield & District committee filling a few vacant positions including Membership Secretary and Clubs Officer.

    Visitors to the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival will see Andy manning the membership stall, where he's set records recruiting new members!

  • Andy Cullen
    • Web/Magazine Editor*
    • Social Secretary
    • Advertising Coordinator*
    • Social Media Editor*

    Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group.

    Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary.

    Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

  • Dave Pickersgill
    • Pub Heritage Officer

    Dave has been a CAMRA member since the 1970s and has worked at almost 40 Sheffield CAMRA festivals, plus a fair number of others. He is Brewery Liaison Officer (BLO) for Abbeydale, Blue Bee, Bradfield and Loxley.

    A member of the National Pub Heritage Group, he leads on planning and pub heritage issues. He also edited the Sheffield's Real Heritage Pubs book, for which downloads vastly exceeded expectations. The hard copy was available in October 2018 and was a sell-out> The third edition is available as a free download.

    Alongside Paul Crofts, Dave is co-local organiser for the 2021 National CAMRA Members’ Weekend, AGM & Conference which is planned to be held at Sheffield City Hall on 16-18 April. We hope to see you there!

  • Alan Gibbons
    • Awards Coordinator
    • GBG Coordinator

    Alan has been a CAMRA member since the early days of the campaign in the 1970s.

    He has been on the Sheffield & District committee for many years, holding almost every position at one time or another.

    He is currently serving as the coordinator of our Pub of the Year and Pub of the Month competitions, as well as the branch’s entries in the Good Beer Guide.

  • Sarah Mills
    • Cider Champion

    CAMRA member since 2010, Sarah was encouraged to join because she wanted to be involved in the beer festival.

    ‘At the time cider was a small sideline and since I have been joint cider bar manager I have seen it go from strength to strength.’

  • Malcolm Dixon
    • RambAles Coordinator

    Malcolm is a longtime CAMRA member. Following retirement after a lengthy railway career, latterly in York, he and his wife, Jenny, moved back to Sheffield.

    Since then they have enjoyed various branch activities and currently help devise and lead the RambAles along with Dave Pickersgill.

    In recent years, Malcolm has become the Staffing Manager at our Steel City Beer & Cider Festivals, a role he's also taken on for the upcoming 2021 National AGM in Sheffield.