Bo Jensen – chairman, email
Bo’s work with consumer organisations started many years ago in the Danish Beer Entusiastes. He was elected as chairman for the local branch in his hometown Frederikshavn, Denmark, back in 2004, National Chairman in DBE 2010-2013 and was Head of Copenhagen Beer Festival 2009-2015. In parallel with the work in the national board of DBE he has worked as delegate for Denmark since autumn 2008. Bo was elected for EBCU Executive in 2012 and as chairman in 2018.
André Brunnsberg – external affairs (European institutions, home brewing and alcohol monopolies), email
André was elected for EBCU Executive in 2017 after being a delegate for Olutliitto, Finland since 2008. He works as a software engineer but also as a beer journalist and is often judging in different beer competitions with a wide knowledge of beer styles coming from almost 20 years of home brewing. Living in Helsinki, André has a good knowledge of the Nordic alcohol monopolies and how they affect the beer consumer.
Yannick de Cocquéau, email
Yannick started as a volunteer on the Zythos BierFestival in 2007 and quickly got more involved. He became member of board at local (2008) and national level (2010) of Zythos. Till half 2017 he was product manager ‘Flanders for Foodies’ at Visit Flanders, specialized in beer tourism. Today he’s 100% freelancer with beer as a central team. Included in his activities are: judging at national and international competitions, collaboration with BeComev on projects as The Brewers of Europe Forum and Bier Grand Cru Magazine, Brewing as and guiding beer tours in Belgium. Yannick was also part of the redaction team for the report that was written for UNESCO on Belgian Beer Culture.
Simone Monetti, email
Before being elected to the executive committee, Simone has been the delegate of Unionbirrai since 2015. Previously brewpub owner and brewer, as COO of Unionbirrai he worked on lobbying for the reduction of excise duty for small independent Italian breweries and for the transparency of information to beer consumers. He is the director of the “Birra dell’Anno” competition since 2010. He lives in Bologna, Italy.
Ray Turpie, email
Towards the end of his career as a Civil Engineer, Ray joined his local branch of CAMRA, taking up the post of branch secretary. Since then, he has served as a senior volunteer with CAMRA for a significant number of years including CAMRA Director for Scotland and Northern Ireland and chairman of the Public Affairs Committee, a national committee dealing with all things political, including EBCU activities. This involved working closely with the CAMRA Campaigns Team at central office to ensure effective lobbying of MPs and Civil Servants. It also covered lobbying at parliamentary receptions to meet with elected representatives as well as representatives of other industry bodies.