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The combined experience and expertise of our management team ensures the smooth running of CIEH.

Anne Godfrey
Chief Executive

Anne Godfrey, Chief Executive

Anne Godfrey joined CIEH in January 2016. Specialising in change management within the not-for-profit space, she enjoys harnessing the skills, knowledge and passion of members and staff to help deliver strategic change.

Anne has held leadership roles in a diverse range of membership organisations including CIM, where she was Chief Executive, the Law Society and the CBI.

Anne's earlier career in professional publishing included senior sales, marketing and product development roles for Thomson Reuters and Pearson.

Debbie Wood
Executive Director of Membership and External Affairs

Debbie Wood, Executive Director of Membership and Professional Development

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
Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Services

Christine Kanu, Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Services

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 has previously held senior finance roles including Refuge, the Fostering Network and Locality.

She is currently a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has a BA (Hons) in Criminology and Social Policy from Middlesex University.

Jon Buttolph
Associate Director of Membership and Professional Development

Jon Buttolph, Associate Director of Membership and Professional Development

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
Associate Director of Operations

Justin Turner, Associate Director of Operations

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.