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Committees and advisory group

Our committees and advisory group support the work of the Board of Trustees.

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

  • 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.
  • Recommends changes that might be needed to the Code of Ethics and Fitness to Practise Rules.
  • Advises the Board on membership grades, fee structures and entry criteria.
  • Advises the Board on the academic integrity of CIEH learning, including new and changed qualifications.
  • Assists CIEH in building strong and positive relationships with the HE and FE community.


Steve Cooper Robert Easton Zena Lynch (Chair)
Natalie Pearce Lindsay Shaw Alastair Tomlinson

There are two vacancies on the Group and recruitment for these is underway.

  • 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.


John Cragg Carol Healy (Chair) Saravana Namasivayam
Robert Spain    

There is a vacancy on the Committee and recruitment for this is underway.

  • 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.


Judith Hedgley James Howe (Chair) Maria Jennings
Tracey Marshall Andrea Sutherill