CIEH has five member-led policy advisory panels covering key policy areas for environmental health; Housing, Environmental Protection, Food Safety, Public Health, and Health and Safety. The panels include representatives from all regions and nations of the UK, so that our work is informed by a variety of perspectives and experiences. Everyone on the panel is a CIEH member and works with us on a volunteer basis.
To highlight the vital role members play within the organisation, and to strengthen their voice and influence in shaping CIEH’s policy and campaigning activities, we embarked on a refresh of each of our policy advisory panels. This refresh has allowed all members who want to be involved to engage with us, and also to ensure that each policy panel has a diverse membership that truly reflects the wider profession.
Consisting of 17 environmental health professionals, the Environmental Protection Policy Panel includes CIEH members with an array of expertise.
Adam Bucior - Environmental Health Team Leader - Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Caroline Currie - Senior Environmental Health Officer - East Lindsey District Council
Chris Hodson - Environmental Health Manager - Preston City Council
Christopher Fry - Chair of Trustees of Environmental Protection - Environmental Protection UK
Colin Cobbing - Director - Pinnacle Acoustics Consultants Limited
David Carr - Lead Scientific Officer - Dacorum Borough Council
David Williams - Retired EHP
Kristian James - Principal Environmental Public Health Specialist - Public Health Wales
Lynda Stefek - Senior Manager Air Quality & Environment - Transport for Greater Manchester
Matthew Clark - Programme Manager - Air Quality - Hertfordshire County Council
Neil Shellard - Pollution Control Officer - Flintshire County Council
Paul McCullough - Principal Environmental Health Officer (Environmental Protection) - Armagh City Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council
Richard Allard - Senior Environmental Protection Officer - Mendip District Council
Simon Clothier - Environmental Studies Team Co-ordinator - Leeds City Council
Somayya Yaqub - Head of Health and Safety - London Borough of Ealing
Steve Braund - Team Leader Strategic Environmental Protection - Buckinghamshire Council
Tim Glews - Environmental Consultant - TG Environmental Consultants
We have been vigorously campaigning around the UK Government’s Environment Act, calling for a stronger Office of Environmental Protection and more ambitious targets for improving air quality.
We also campaign to ensure that air quality and other environmental protection factors are a key consideration for local planning systems so that aims of long-term cleaner energy and carbon emissions reduction goals are achieved.
Ross Matthewman, Head of Policy and Campaigns at CIEH, said:
“Environmental policy is a key focus for CIEH and we are delighted to announce this new advisory panel of highly-skilled environmental health professionals to shape our campaigning.
We were heavily involved in efforts to strengthen and improve the Environment Bill. Now that it has become an Act, we will continue our efforts, working closely with coalition partners to ensure that this unique opportunity to safeguard and enhance our environment is not lost. Our members will be integral to this drive.”
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