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Board of Trustees

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

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

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

There is a current vacancy for an appointed trustee, applications for which closed on Friday 8 October 2021.

Two new elected trustees will join the Board on 1 January 2022: Stephanie Appiah-Anderson and Jonathan Hayes.


Julie Barratt

Julie Barratt MCIEH CEnvH (President)
In addition to being President of CIEH, Julie is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP) and barrister. She practised environmental health in Northern Ireland, England and Wales for ten years. She qualified as a barrister and spent 20 years practising law in private practise and in local government, specialising in regulatory law.

Maurice Brennan

Maurice Brennan FCIEH CEnvH
From being a district environmental health officer (EHO) on Merseyside to a major builder of social housing in the South West, his local government career has had many twists and turns. A spell in academia helped him collect his breath (and complete his PhD), before the challenge of running his own environmental health consultancy.

Sterling Crew

Sterling is a Chartered CIEH Fellow and has been an Environmental Health Practitioner for 35 years. He is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Food Authenticity Network and Independent Scientific Advisor and board member at Campden BRI. He is also co-founder of Kitchen Conversation, Managing Director of SQS Ltd, and Strategic Advisor at Dynamic Risk Indicator and the Shield Safety Group.

Terenja Humphries

Terenja Humphries MCIEH CEnvH (Chair)
In addition to being Chair of CIEH's Board of Trustees, Terenja is a Chartered Member of CIEH and Graduate of IOSH. She joined the DIO Building Standards team at the Ministry of Defence as its first civilian EHP in 2013 and is the lead senior specialist for the team.

Roisin Kerr

Roisin Kerr MCIEH CEnvH
Roisin is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP) and holds an MBA with Distinction from the Ulster University Business School. She has held the position of elected Trustee since January 2020 and was previously the Deputy Chair of the CIEH Professional Standards and Policy Committee (PSPC) from October 2014 to December 2016.

Madhu Murali

Madhu Murali
Madhu qualified as a chartered accountant at EY, and has since held commercial finance roles at the London School of Economics and Amazon. She currently works at HM Treasury. She specialises in supporting and advising management as a trusted finance partner by understanding business needs and making insightful challenges and recommendations.

David Newsum

David Newsum FCIEH CEnvH
David has been a freelance environmental health consultant for over 25 years, having previously worked in environmental health enforcement and education at Manchester City Council, and at CIEH as an Education Officer. He has a long association with CIEH as an employee, contractor, advisor, seminar presenter and volunteer.

Daniel Oerther

Professor Daniel Oerther PhD CEng CEnv FCIEH FRSPH (Deputy Chair)
Daniel teaches environmental health engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Sanitarians and is internationally renowned for leadership that bridges engineering, nursing and sanitation to advance environmental health practice through policy and science diplomacy.

Nick Pahl

Nick Pahl
Nick is CEO of the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM), the largest and oldest nationally recognised professional organisation of individuals with an interest in health and work. Nick was previously CEO of the British Acupuncture Council, and held senior posts in the NHS, a national hospice charity and Marie Stopes International.

Jessica Tabois

Jessica Tabois MCIEH CEnvH
Jessica qualified as an environmental health officer (EHO) in 2019 after attending Middlesex University and then completing the PPP. Jessica specialises in food safety and works within a central London local authority. Jessica has been a member of the Board of Trustees for three years and also sits on CIEH’s Learning and Qualifications Advisory Group (LQAG).

Kirpal Tahim

Kirpal Tahim
After a rewarding career in the telecommunications industry, Kirpal now serves as a trustee for Citizens Advice, a nursing home and University of West London (UWL). A Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Certified Accountant, Kirpal holds an MSc, a PhD, an MBA, and was awarded an Honorary DSc by UWL for contribution to industry and education.

Vanessa Wardle

Vanessa Wardle MCIEH CEnvH
Vanessa has worked as a practicing environmental health officer (EHO) since 1993 in a number of local authorities, mainly in food safety and health and safety roles. She is one of the lead volunteers for the CIEH North West network as well as a member of the CIEH Health and Safety Advisory Board.