30 Jan

CIEH Year Ahead Conference - Environmental Health Futures: Keeping the Public Safe

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

15Hatfields, Chadwick Court, London, SE1 8DJ

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CIEH Year Ahead is our flagship conference and is not to be missed. This conference covers topics in all five environmental health disciplines and is a must for all Senior Environmental Health professionals, tackling pertinent issues to Public, Private and Third-sectors.

You will discover what’s new in 2019 and what the future holds for the environmental health world. Especially, where key EU Directives and Regulations no longer drive the UK’s food safety, health and safety and environmental protection regimes, what standards we should apply in a Post-Brexit world.

The 2019 Year Ahead Conference brings together notable speakers to examine these significant issues, to consider the foremost challenges and risks and to present a vision of the UK and of environmental health in 2019 and beyond.

Highlight Topics

  • Environmental health: a global perspective
  • Brexit: challenges and opportunities for local government
  • Supply chains in a post-Brexit world
  • Strategic measures to reduce air pollution and future plans
  • Fire safety post Grenfell: new standards and inspection regimes
  • The housing crisis post Brexit



"Excellent key note speaker, really down to earth and engaging It was great to network with colleagues from the public and private sector. I thoroughly enjoyed the event." – Past CIEH Year Ahead delegate

"An essential annual event!" – Past CIEH Year Ahead delegate

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Jon Averns, Port Health & Public Protection Director, City of London, qualified as an Environmental Health Officer with the London Borough of Greenwich in 1980 and joined the City of London Corporation as a Port Health Officer in 1989. He worked throughout the Port Health district subsequently has managed the City’s Environmental Health Service since 2009.
Due to its location at the heart of London and the density of development, the City has some of the highest levels of pollution in the country, but the City Corporation has tackled the problem rigorously with an innovative strategy and active business engagement.

Steve Barnes, Business Development Manager with Gramm Barrier, European Partner for SmogStop Air Pollution Barrier. Currently heads up the European Strategy for SmogStop which is a traffic Air Pollution Control Barrier. Steve has worked in Highways Sector for over 7 years supporting best practice and strategic development within Environment Teams across UK. Working with clients such as Highways England, Transport Scotland, Welsh Government and many local authorities. Currently new to the air quality sector for 3 years but is a current IAQM member. 

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Chris Choi, Consumer Editor, ITV News is Consumer Editor for ITV News and covers a wide range of economic, industrial and social issues. He delivers some of the most powerful stories for ITV News by getting to the heart of consumer issues, holding businesses to account and interviewing ordinary people directly affected.

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David Drew MP is Shadow Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Labour MP for Stroud with a particular interest in making sure we look after our countryside sustainably, including its wildlife, rural economy and the communities.

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Dr David Dyjack, Executive Director, National Environmental Health Association has been NEHA's executive director and chief executive officer since 2015. David’s 30-year career includes expertise in environmental health, emergency preparedness and response, public health informatics, infectious disease, workforce development, governmental infrastructure, maternal and child health, health equity, and chronic disease.

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Martin Fitzpatrick, Chair of the Environmental Health Association of Ireland (2016-2018) worked as Senior Programme Manager for Child Survival in Indonesia after obtaining his MSc. in Environmental Science from TCD. He was then seconded to the World Health Organisation for two years and was appointed Principal EHO in 1997. In 2000, he was seconded for two years to the Department of Health and Children as Environmental Health Advisor. He is currently an EHAI delegate to the IFEH.

Ilora Gillian Finlay, Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, House of Lords is a Welsh doctor, professor of palliative medicine, and an Independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords. She is a past president of the Royal Society of Medicine, a professor of palliative medicine at Cardiff University School of Medicine, and is consultant at the Velindre cancer centre in Cardiff. On 28 June 2001, she was made a life peer as Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, in the County of South Glamorgan. Baroness Finlay is a co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group, which brings together parliamentarians committed to tackling carbon monoxide poisoning.

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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.

Stephen Inch, Senior Programs and Policy Officer (Air Quality), Greater London Authority, works in the Air Quality team at the Greater London Authority where he specializes in planning and non-road emissions, including industrial and marine emissions. He has previously worked for the Environmental Research Group at Kings College London and a number of London Boroughs, where he specialized in industrial emissions control. Stephen holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Diagnosis form Imperial College, London

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Leon Livermore joined CTSI in 2013 after a successful career in Local Government. During this time he rightly earned a reputation for delivering culture change and innovative, citizen-centred and highly effective services. Services led by Leon won numerous awards including Beacon Status for Better Regulation and a prestigious National Business Award. Since joining the Institute, he has worked tirelessly on behalf of the trading standards profession ensuring that politicians, businesses and consumers understand the value that the profession brings to a modern vibrant UK.

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Councillor Anita Lower was first elected to Council in 1994. She has been a member of the Liberal Democrat Executive since June 2004 and was Deputy Leader of the Council from September 2010 until May 2011. Anita was Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 2011 – 2013 and became Leader in May 2013. She is Vice Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board and is the national champion for the regulation of anti-social behaviour. 

Lorna Stimpson, Deputy Managing Director, LABC in 2008 after working as a Building Control Surveyor for 21 years.
Through her strategic planning and leadership, Lorna established and grew LABC Consult, where she leads the team running the LABC Building Excellence Awards. Lorna coordinated LABC’s responses to Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety and is on the Industry Response Group to implement measurable competencies across the industry; she is also part of the Joint Regulators Group piloting the new regulatory tools and approaches outlined within Dame Judith’s report.

Lynda Stefek MCIEH, Service Manager – Regulatory Services Place Directorate, Salford City Council has been working in local government since qualifying as an Environmental Health Officer in 1987, spending the majority of her career managing and leading multi-disciplinary enforcement teams in Environmental Protection, Antisocial Behaviour and Environmental Crime. More recently her role has expended as Salford City Council’s lead on air quality representing the City at a regional level as a member of the Greater Manchester Senior Air Quality Steering Group working closely with colleagues in Public Health, Regeneration and Infrastructure.

Gavin Stedman, Assistant Director (Port Health), London Port Health Authority

Gavin Stedman, Assistant Director (Port Health), was appointed by the City of London Corporation in November 2015 as an Assistant Director responsible for the London Port Health Authority. During his time at the City of London, Gavin has built strong relationships with major stakeholders, enabling him to drive forward Port Health’s service against a backdrop of increased trade, challenges and uncertainties that Brexit brings.

Justin Ward, Senior Policy Officer at Chartered Institute Of Highway and Transport. CIHT has over 14,000 members and is the leading voice of the highways and transport infrastructure profession.  In addition to supporting CIHT’s policy work, Justin works internationally supporting the UK’s activities to PIARC, and provides oversight of the UK Roads Liaison Group, a leading body for policy developments in highways. He leads the CIHT podcast series and writes material for Transportation Professional.  Prior to Justin’s role at CIHT he was the Manager of Traveline Scotland. 

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Dawn Welham, President, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health FCIEH was appointed President-Elect of CIEH in July 2017 and following a 30-year career comes to the role with an in-depth knowledge of fresh food, grocery and retail sectors covering product development, store operations and global supply chains.

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