15 May

11th Annual CIEH Housing and Health Conference

Early bird - save £55 (ends 26 April)  

CIEH member: £140
Affiliate member: £240
Non-member: £240

Standard Rate

CIEH member: £195
Affiliate member: £295
Non-member: £295

15Hatfields, Chadwick Court, London, SE1 8DJ

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The 11th Annual CIEH Housing and Health Conference is an unmissable event for all professionals working in the Private Rented Housing Sector.

The 2019 conference focuses on ‘improving standards and safety’, and provides delegates with a strategic overview of the key issues and an opportunity to meet industry professionals and gain best practice guidance.

Guest speaker Emma Garrett, Deputy Director and Head of Private Rented Sector Enforcement, MHCLG is providing a keynote session on latest government reports.

Highlight topics:

  • The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018: Pandora's Box or Unique Opportunity?
  • Tenants Fee Act and the New National Trading Standards Team 
  • Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill

Who should attend:

  • Environmental Health Practitioners
  • Senior Environmental Health Practitioners
  • Private Sector Housing Managers
  • Housing providers

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William Baker, Energy Advice Development Lead, Citizens Advice is responsible for developing the capacity of the Citizens Advice service to provide energy advice. William is a former chair of the End Fuel Poverty Coalition and remains closely involved in the Coalition’s work. The Coalition brings together poverty, environmental and consumer bodies to advocate concerted action against fuel poverty.  Prior to Citizens Advice, William was head of fuel poverty policy at Consumer Focus, fuel poverty lead at the Centre for Sustainable Energy and anti-poverty officer for several local authorities. William is currently a trustee of Eaga Charitable Trust and a member of the Fuel Poverty Researchers Network steering group.

Susie Diamond co-founded Inkling, a building physics consultancy in 2011. Her core building physics skills are in using dynamic thermal simulation software to accurately simulate buildings to predict their energy and thermal performance in operation. She deploys these skills creatively and intelligently to enable more informed design decisions which ultimately contribute to better buildings. She has a special focus on predicting and mitigating overheating risk. She has spoken widely on the topic and was a lead author on CIBSE TM59 Design methodology for the assessment of overheating risk in homes published in 2017.

Emma Garrett, Deputy Director and Head of Private Rented Sector Enforcement, is the lead for Private Rented Sector enforcement policy in the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government.
Emma has worked in a number of Departments across Government, including HMRC, where she worked on the business transformation programme for Customer Services and before that, the Department for Education, with roles spanning policy development and the reform of arms’ length bodies.
She joined MHCLG in January 2018.

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Anne Godfrey CCMI FCIM, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health was appointed Chief Executive of CIEH in January 2016. Specialising in change management within the not for profit space she has a proven track record of delivering challenging targets while harnessing the skills, knowledge and passion of members, staff and external stakeholders. Previously Anne had leadership roles in a diverse range of membership organisations including CIM, the Law Society and the CBI.

Julie Godefroy

Julie Godefroy is a sustainability consultant, a chartered engineer and has a PhD in low-carbon buildings. She’s been involved in a variety of projects from early masterplanning stages through to post-occupancy evaluation, as well as policy work. She is the lead author of CIBSE’s upcoming guide on Health and Wellbeing. In addition to her projects as sustainability consultant, she works part-time as CIBSE’s Technical Manager and is also on the advisory group for UCL’s MSc Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings, on the steering group for Futurebuild 2019, a member of the Edge, and sustainability adviser for the National Trust’s Historic Environment Group.

Jack Harvie-Clark

Jack Harvie-Clark, founder and MD of Apex Acoustics, the immediate past-Chair of the Association of Noise Consultants and a Board member of the Air Tightness Testing & Measurement Association. Established in 2006, Apex has grown to 16 consultants, provides advice and testing in acoustics & air tightness.

Jack has a strong interest in the interdependence of acoustics, ventilation & thermal comfort; he instigated and is a major author of the Acoustics, Ventilation & Overheating Guide by the ANC. He produced and edited “Acoustics of Schools: A design guide”, and the ANC Guide for Measurement of Sound in Buildings, amongst others.

Andrew Lavender, Project Consultant, Kent Empty Homes Initiative, qualified as an Environmental Health Practitioner in 1993.  He worked for Welsh authorities as a housing specialist until 1998. Working as a self employed housing and law consultant since 2003, Andrew has been engaged by numerous local authorities and by national consultancy firms. A major success for Andrew has been his work over the past 10 years spearheading the Kent No Use Empty campaign, embracing all 12 local Councils in Kent. Andrew is now recognised as a leading authority on empty homes, has delivered training courses across the country.

Anees Mank, is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner with over 21 years’ experience in housing and regeneration, including managing local authority affordable housing, homelessness prevention, housing enforcement and housing renewal teams. Anees has been particularly successful in attracting funding, building partnerships and investing in innovative empty homes, energy efficiency, fuel poverty and home adaptation projects across Greater Manchester and currently manages the award-winning Warm Homes Oldham service. Academic evaluation of these schemes have shown statistically significant improvements in physical and mental health and wellbeing, which has reduced demand and costs for health and social care services.

Duncan McCombie, Chief Executive, YES Energy Solutions was appointed in late 2016, attracted to the role by the company’s strong social purpose - addressing fuel poverty and reducing the impacts of climate change.
He had a diverse career in the water sector dealing with both drought and flooding for Thames Water. With a recent history in strategic roles: working across the utility sector with periods in: business; NDPB; and skills sector, delivering a broad range of extensive projects, in the UK and abroad.

James Munro, Head, National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team,  joined the Trading Standards profession in 1989 and now heads the National Trading Standards Estate and Lettings Agency Team, which is the Lead Enforcement Authority for estate agency work in the UK and lettings agency work in England. James is a Chartered Trading Standards Practitioner and is a regular speaker at key industry events around the country, including NAEA and ARLA seminars, the Property Ombudsman conference, and CPD seminars for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. James advises MHCLG on property regulation matters and attends the government’s Regulation of Property Agents working group.

Janet Russell established Kirklees Energy Services whilst a Director at Kirklees Council. The company metamorphosed into YES energy solutions and is now an independent Community Interest Company working across the UK. Janet is the senior Non Executive Director. Janet is a Past President of CIEH. She is a Trustee of the Safer Tourism Foundation and works as an Associate of BEIS Regulatory Delivery.


Tamara Sandoul is the Policy Manager at CIEH. Having joined the Institute in early 2017, her work has largely focussed on housing policy. Tamara has previously held a number of health-related policy and public affairs roles, including at Breast Cancer Now, British Lung Foundation and the Department of Health. At the British Lung Foundation, Tamara was joint lead on the award winning campaign to ban smoking in cars carrying children, which was made into law in 2014.

Dick Scott is an independent Housing consultant and trainer with over 35 years of local authority and private sector experience in London and the West Country, including energy assessment, acoustics, and IT, as well as managing housing enforcement, affordable housing development and homelessness teams.
Previous experience includes work in Eastern Europe, surveying for the Department of the Environment, book research and a brief stint at the National Poisons Information Service, but more recently he has been developing housing skills amongst “less visible” housing professionals.

Martin Taylor, LABC Director of Regulatory Policy, has worked across Building Control in varying capacities over the last 30 years. Working at a range of District, Borough and Metropolitan local authorities together with private sector Approved Inspector experience Martin has delivered Building Control services to a wide portfolio of clients and building types. Martin coordinated LABC’s responses to Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. Martin is now part of the Joint Regulators Group piloting the new regulatory tools and approaches outlined within Dame Judith’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.


In today’s challenging financial environment E.ON Energy Solutions totally understands the importance of helping the fuel poor. As an Obligated party, we have the experience of working closely with Social Housing Providers and Contractors installing energy efficiency measures using Energy Company Obligation (ECO)/ Affordable Warmth (AW) funding as a means to reduce capital expenditure costs. E.ON’s Empty Homes team provide a variety of services and incentives working with empty home owners and local authorities providing a risk free solution that helps tackle the blight of long-term empty homes and the current housing shortage that persists across the UK.

Hoopers has sought to set the standard for the profession of tracing next of kin and missing tenants.

Our experienced team of researchers offer a collective wealth of experience, we are able to successfully resolve hundreds of cases every year. We pride ourselves on maintaining friendly working relationships, whilst delivering a quality of service that is unmatched.

Hoopers has gained a growing reputation as a valued and reliable source of assistance due to our prompt and efficient response to referrals and enquiries, the thoroughness and accuracy of our research, and our sensitive and courteous approach to both our referral sources and members of the public.

Tascomi is dedicated to digitally transforming Local Government with innovative Software Solutions. Based in Northern Ireland, the company has over ten years’ experience creating industry-leading, cloud-based software which enables Local Authorities to break free of paper-based workflows and embrace Mobile Working, Collaborative Working and Shared Services.  Tascomi Public Protection is an innovative web-based software solution that has been designed in conjunction with Local Authorities to meet the changing needs of Trading Standards, Environmental Health, Licensing, Private Sector Housing and Housing Grants departments.

Who we are:
RHE is a company that delivers consulting, training and innovative technical and financial solutions for environmental and public health professionals, regulators and the people they serve
What we do:
RHE is very active in assessing how the digital technology revolution will transform the environmental health profession. We update and simplify systems and processes using the latest technology and develop innovative solutions to everyday problems.
To support our clients, we offer expertly supervised forums for environmental health professionals so that they can seek help, and share expertise in their efforts to better serve and protect public and environmental health. 

YES Energy Solutions is an award-winning Community Interest Company dedicated to reducing CO2 and alleviating fuel poverty. We're a Community Interest Company committed to helping people and organisations save energy and money. With no shareholders to satisfy, we invest our profits into the communities we support – be it to establish sustainable energy projects, boost local employment in the energy saving sector, or offer sustainable solutions to the most vulnerable in society.

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