Graeme Mitchell and Tim Nichols
members have for the first time in 60 years directly elected two new trustees
as part of a series of reforms to make the charity more transparent and
members of the CIEH were invited to elect the new trustees by post or on-line
with voting opening on 11 November.
successful candidates are Tim Nichols, the former head of regulatory services
at Brighton and Hove, and Graeme Mitchell, programme leader for environmental
health at John Moores University.
In the past
the 13-strong board of trustees were either asked directly to join or were
appointed through the Assembly of Representatives. Trustees are responsible for
making sure the CIEH meets its charitable and legal objectives.
has been a member of the CIEH since 1988 with nearly 20 years experience in
local government and 10 years in academia. Describing this as a period of
‘change and challenge’ for the CIEH Mr Mitchell said in his candidate
statement: ‘I believe I have an insight into the concerns of current and future
EHPs and how they would like to see their profession grow and progress.’
joined the CIEH in 1981 and has worked in all aspects of environmental health
within local government as well as having been a food microbiologist in the
statement Mr Nichols described himself as having a particular interest in the
ethics of local authority services with a particular focus on improving air
quality and using licensing to improve public health.
new model six trustees will be appointed based on their skills and experience
through an open a transparent appointment process. The other six will be
directly elected by CIEH members while the President will remain as a direct
two further elected appointees will take place later this year in the summer
with elections for the final two taking place in 2018.
interested in standing for election should look out for announcement on the
CIEH website and in EHN.
directly elected trustees is part of a broader series of organisational changes
that aim to make the CIEH a more relevant professional body and so I would
encourage anyone who wants to play a part in both driving the profession and
the CIEH forward to look out for further announcement of future candidacies,’
said Jon Buttolph head of membership and professional services.