CIEH Vice President passes away

We are sad to report that CIEH Vice President and former Director General of Keep Britain Tidy Professor Graham Ashworth CBE has passed away.  

Graham Ashworth CBEProf Ashworth, who was awarded the CBE for services to the environment in 1980, died suddenly on 18 September aged 80.

He originally trained in architecture, planning and environmental health and was an expert in urban regeneration. Prof Ashworth later joined the campaign to keep Britain tidy in 1987 and was also a research professor in urban environmental studies at Salford University.

The CIEH appoints a number of Honorary Vice Presidents, notable individuals who through their position and status help the CIEH achieve its objectives. Their duties include promoting the CIEH, supporting initiatives, making introductions, identifying issues of concern and exchanging information.

Graham Jukes, CIEH chief executive, said that many members would share his sadness at the passing of Prof Ashworth.

“He was a great supporter of the CIEH and an advocate of the role the profession plays in ensuring sustainable development. He was particularly politically influential and fully engaged with CIEH during the 1980s and 90s when so much was being done to address the political drive towards a sustainable future,” said Graham Jukes.

Prof Ashworth was the former Director General and Chair of Keep Britain Tidy, a former President of the Foundation for Environmental Education, a member of the UK Round Table on Sustainable Development and a past President of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

His lifelong interest in environmental design led him to work with, among others, the Civic Trust and the Countryside Commission.

Original story reported in Environmental Health News:  


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