Julie Barratt appointed as new President of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

24 September 2020, Ross Matthewman

The CIEH Board of Trustees is delighted to announce that Julie Barratt has been appointed as the new President of CIEH.

Julie Barratt is an Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP) and has worked in EHO roles and led legal services teams in local government for a range of authorities, as well as having a period in private practice as a barrister. She was a member of CIEH staff as its Director for Wales from 2002 to 2017 before retiring in 2018 to run her own legal training company. She has held a number of committee and board roles connected with the environmental health profession and in other sectors.

As the new President, Julie will work with the Board of Trustees who have elected Terenja Humphries to replace Siraj Choudhury as Chair of the Board of Trustees when his term of office ends in December. Julie’s term of office will commence on 1 January 2021.

Julie Barratt, Incoming CIEH President, said:

“It is an honour to be appointed President of CIEH, an organisation of which I have been proud to be a member and for which I previously worked for some fifteen years. As the current coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated environmental health remains as current and as important now as it has always been, and thanks to the sterling efforts of the CIEH staff the profile of our organisation has never been higher. I am looking forward to working with the team and with all of our members in taking the organisation forward and ensuring that the contribution that environmental health practitioners make to securing, improving and maintaining public health is understood, appreciated and supported.”

Siraj Choudhury, Chair of the CIEH Board of Trustees, said:

“I am delighted that the role of CIEH President has attracted such a high calibre of candidates. This is testament to CIEH’s solid reputation and the hard work of its staff, Executive Management Team and Board. I am sure that Julie will make an excellent President and represent CIEH and its members admirably. She will also bring tremendous value to the Board. What impressed the appointments panel was Julie’s commitment and dedication to both the profession and CIEH. She was able to envision a positive future for EHPs and felt that there are positive opportunities for the CIEH to pursue.”

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