The combined experience and expertise of our management team ensures the smooth running of CIEH.
Debbie Wood joined CIEH as Executive Director of Membership and Professional Development in November 2016. Debbie leads CIEH’s membership and professional development services, as well as increasing the voice and visibility of the organisation to Government, key partners, the media and the wider public.
She joined CIEH from Solace (the Society of Local Government Chief Executives and Senior Managers) where she served as Group Director.
Prior to her role at Solace, Debbie started her career at the Association of District Councils, where she was a policy officer with responsibility for environmental health, before working for the Local Government Association and the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Christine Kanu joined CIEH in November 2019. She leads the Finance, HR, Venue and conference teams and is passionate about providing a comprehensive professional service that meets the needs of a modern, dynamic and forward thinking organisation.
Christine also currently serves as a Trustee on the Board of Sue Ryder and as a member of their Audit, Risk and Commercial committee.
Christine has previously held senior finance roles including Refuge, the Fostering Network and Locality.
She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has a BA (Hons) in Criminology and Social Policy from Middlesex University.
Jon Buttolph joined CIEH in April 2000 and took up his role as Associate Director in February 2020. His responsibilities include membership recruitment and retention, CIEH's learning offer and professional standards and ethics.
Jon previously worked as Membership Services Officer at the British Humanist Association and started his career at the Directory of Social Change. He sits as a lay member on the Policy and Standards Committee of the Institute of Osteopaths.
Justin Turner joined CIEH in 2007 carrying out a number of roles in our Information Services team before taking on the position of Head of IT. He was appointed Associate Director of Operations in 2020 with responsibility for the Facilities, IS/IT and Contact Centre Teams. He enjoys running projects which enhance business processes and maintain robust operations.
Justin previously worked as an IT consultant at Metropolitan Networks, completing contracts for organisations across varied sectors. He has a BSc (Hons) in Computing from the University of Leeds and is a member of the Chartered Institute for IT.