Two leading food safety experts appointed to CIEH Ltd. Board

Publication Date: 15th December 2015

Subject: CIEH

Professor Lisa Ackerley and Victoria Stubbs have been appointed as Non-Executive Directors to the CIEH Ltd. Board and will provide high-level guidance and support to the trading arm of the foremost environmental health membership organisation.  

Lisa and Victoria are both qualified Environmental Health Practitioners and both have significant food safety experience in the private sector.

The CIEH Ltd. Board provides strategic direction for the trading arm of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the division that delivers accredited qualifications and training courses to assist organisations in the private and public sectors to comply with legal requirements, as well as improve standards which benefit their workforce and the wider public.  

The CIEH’s portfolio of accredited training includes Food Safety, Health and Safety, Fire Safety, First Aid, Licensing, and Environmental Protection.

Lisa Ackerley  Lisa is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner and independent safety consultant providing advice and support across the food industry. She is Visiting Professor of Environmental Health at Salford University, a Professorial Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health and Food Safety Adviser to the British Hospitability Association.

 

Having first worked for local authorities, Lisa started her own business, Hygiene Audit Systems Ltd, which was later sold and Lisa can be seen regularly appearing on high-profile TV and Radio shows.  

 

victoria stubbs Victoria has worked as an Environmental Health Officer in the public sector and is an experienced commercial safety professional, specialising in Risk Management, Corporate Compliance and Education in the food service, retail and hospitality industry. has worked as an Environmental Health Officer in the public sector and is an experienced commercial safety professional, specialising in Risk Management, Corporate Compliance and Education in the food service, retail and hospitality industry.

 She worked for Elior UK Holdings Ltd, the third largest food and related services company in Europe, as their Safety Director and Strategic Project Manager for seven years, has served as a Trustee for a not for profit organisation that helps restore the farms and gardens at HMP Springhill, and today runs her own safety and management consultancy business, VJS Solutions Ltd.

Geoff Ward, a qualified Environmental Health Practitioner and councillor for Bath & North East Somerset Council, has been Chair of the CIEH Ltd. Board for the past five years.

He said: “Non-Executive Directors are vital to the success of the CIEH, providing strategic direction to help us develop and deliver services that our customers want and need.

“In Lisa and Victoria, we have two people who are extremely capable and have an entrepreneurial spirit, which will no doubt significantly contribute to the success of the CIEH. We welcome their appointment and I look forward to working with them in the New Year.”

The CIEH Ltd. Board meets five times a year and includes members of the Executive Management from the CIEH, as well as five Non-Executive Directors.

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Notes to editors   

For further information about the CIEH Ltd. Board and commercial activities at the CIEH, contact Steve Fifer: s.fifer@cieh.org; 020 7827 5922.  

Images of Victoria and Lisa and more complete biographies are available on request.   

CIEH’s Corporate website: www.cieh-corporate.com/    

About CIEH    

The CIEH is the professional voice for environmental health representing over 10,000 members working in the public, private and non-profit sectors. It ensures the highest standards of professional competence in its members, in the belief that through environmental health action people's health can be improved.   

The CIEH is a leading provider of regulated qualifications and operates in over 50 countries, assisting employers to comply with legal requirements and best practice while offering employees fit for purpose training. The portfolio includes: Food Safety, Health and Safety, Fire Safety, First Aid, Licensing, Environmental Protection, Education and Training.   

Environmental health has an important and unique contribution to make to improving public health and reducing health inequalities   

The CIEH campaigns to ensure that government policy addresses the needs of communities and business in achieving and maintaining improvements to health and health protection   

15Hatfields is the organisation’s sustainable events venue: www.15hatfields.com    

For more information, visit www.cieh.org. Follow the CIEH on Twitter @The_CIEH    

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