Chartered Institute of Environmental Health appoints new Chief Executive

Publication Date: 1st October 2015

Subject: CIEH

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has appointed a new Chief Executive after  Graham Jukes OBE CFCIEH announced he was standing down earlier this year. 

Anne Godfrey MA (Hons) DipLaw CCMI FCIM will be in post from 1 January 2016 and is joining the CIEH from CIM (The Chartered Institute of Marketing) where she has served as Chief Executive since 2012.

Previously CEO of the GTMC, Anne Godfrey has had leadership roles in a diverse range of membership organisations including the Law Society, where she was Director of Commercial and Membership services, and the CBI, where she was Commercial Director.

President of the CIEH, Tim Everett, said: “We are extremely pleased to announce that Anne will be joining us in January 2016 as our new Chief Executive following Graham’s decision to step down earlier this year, she is the right strategic fit for the organisation at this time of change.

“Anne is looking forward to working with the CIEH’s Presidential Team to ensure that we continue to advance the professional agenda and engage fully with our members and key stakeholders. On behalf of everyone involved with the CIEH, we wish Anne all the very best in her new role.”

Anne Godfrey said: “I am delighted to be joining CIEH and look forward to working with the staff, members, stakeholders and Presidential Team to ensure the CIEH’s continuing relevance to the profession and those who work within it.”

The CIEH is a Chartered professional body dedicated to safeguarding and improving health and wellbeing, in the UK and internationally. As well as setting and upholding standards of professional conduct, the CIEH is active in education and vocational training, supporting professional development and competency, maintaining standards and conducting campaigns and research.

Graham Jukes announced his decision to stand down on 1 May 2015 after 16 years of leading the organisation and said:

“I’m absolutely delighted that Anne has been appointed to take over the reins of this fantastic organisation which as well as being the premier awarding body for quality food safety and health and safety at work training, leads, represents and supports an essential profession in the advancement of public and environmental health.”

Graham Jukes originally joined the CIEH in 1988 and will take up a new role as Vice President at the beginning of 2016. In the coming months he will concentrate on preparing the CIEH for the arrival of new CEO, as well as maintaining the CIEH’s current agenda.


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About the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH):     

The CIEH is the professional voice for environmental health representing over 10,000 members working in the public, private and non-profit sectors. It ensures the highest standards of professional competence in its members, in the belief that through environmental health action people's health can be improved.   

Environmental health has an important and unique contribution to make to improving public health and reducing health inequalities.   

The CIEH campaigns to ensure that government policy addresses the needs of communities and business in achieving and maintaining improvements to health and health protection.    

The CIEH is a leading provider of regulated qualifications and operates in over 50 countries.   

For more information visit and follow the CIEH on Twitter @The_CIEH.   


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