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Board, committees and advisory groups

Our Trustees and Advisory Groups ensure CIEH continues to serve its members and the public.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees ensures the good governance of CIEH, and that it meets its charter, charitable and legal obligations.

With the addition of the Chief Executive, Anne Godfrey, as a member, it also acts as the Board of CIEH Limited, CIEH’s trading body.

There are six trustees elected by CIEH members, up to six appointed by the Board, and the President (also appointed by the Board).


Dawn Welham (President) Graeme Mitchell Jonathan Hayes
Jo Wyatt Kevin Gould (Deputy Chair) Mike Owen
Nick Pahl Siraj Choudhury (Chair) Steve Cooper
Terenja Humphries Tim Nichols  

David Newsum and Jessica Tabois have been elected to join the Board in 2019. There are currently two vacancies on the Board.

The Board of Trustees is supported in its work by two committees and two advisory groups:

  • Supports the Board by helping to review and formulate strategies for membership and the wider profession.
  • Recommends policies for member recruitment, engagement, retention and services.
  • Reviews the CPD scheme, including regulations and guidance for members.
  • Advises the Board on membership grades, fee structures and entry criteria.


Alan Watt Dave Foster Dave Statham (Chair)
Gareth Moore Paul Brookes Sarah Johns
Steve Cooper    

There is currently one vacancy on this group.

  • Supports the Board in its role as CIEH awarding organisation.
  • Manages the CIEH qualifications and learning portfolio.
  • Participates in the appointment of the Chief Examiner and oversees the work of the Board of Examiners.
  • Assists CIEH in building strong and positive relationships with the HE and FE community.


Adam Choonara (Chair) Andrea Higginbottom Gareth Moore
Maurice Brennan Sam Taylor Sarah Cripps
Siraj Choudhury    
  • Identifies key risks in CIEH’s operation and supports management of those risks.
  • Ensures appropriate accounting and financial policies and controls are in place.
  • Receives reports from external auditors and advisors, ensuring that control processes are co-ordinated and effective.


Jonathan Hayes Lawrence Manna Les Milne
Robert Spain Roy Coulter (Chair)  
  • Recommends appointments to the Board, its committees and advisory groups.
  • Reviews the composition of the Board and identifies any skills gaps.
  • Recommends the framework policy for the remuneration of the Chief Executive.
  • Reviews any significant proposed changes in employment policy and benefits for CIEH staff.


Amanda Clarke Dawn Welham Steve Othen
Victoria Stubbs (Chair)    

There is currently one vacancy on this Committee.