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CIEH - Board Members

Board Roles

The Board of Trustees is the ultimate decision-making body of CIEH.

CIEH has a wholly owned subsidiary company (CIEH Limited), the directors of which are the members of the Board of Trustees along with the Chief Executive. Members are also appointed as trustees of the Environmental Health Officers’ Welfare Fund. Around half of the Board also serve as members of a committee or advisory group.

The role of the Board is to:

  • ensure that the organisation complies with its Charter, Byelaws, charity law and other relevant legislation or regulations.
  • review and approve the strategic objectives of the organisation in collaboration with the Chief Executive and their management team.
  • ensure that the needs of members and other stakeholders are considered.
  • appoint the Chief Executive, co-opted
    Board members, defined committee and advisory group members.
  • uphold and apply principles of equality and diversity.
  • safeguard the wellbeing of CIEH’s staff.
  • approve the annual budget.
  • ensure probity in all of CIEH’s business operations.

Board members also play an important role in stakeholder communications, supporting the Executive team.

The Board aims to ensure that, amongst its members, it has the wide range of experience, capacity and skills needed to provide leadership to CIEH, support its Chief Executive and their team and ensure robust governance.

CIEH’s Board consists of 13 trustees:

  • President
  • Nine trustees, elected by CIEH members
  • Three co-opted trustees

The President and co-opted trustees are appointed by the Board, on the recommendation of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee (and, in the case of the President, a confirmatory vote of members).

This recruitment exercise is for two co-opted trustees and is open to both members of CIEH and non-members. Appointment to these roles will be from 1 September 2024.

The Board is keen to see applications from people with a wide range of backgrounds.

Particular areas of interest to it are:

  • Experience of strategic financial management
  • Commercial development experience
  • Property strategy experience


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