CIEH appoints new Executive Director of Environmental Health

15 March 2023, Ellie Patterson

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has appointed Louise Hosking CEnvH MCIEH CMIOSH CMaPS PIEMA SIIRSM to the role of Executive Director of Environmental Health. 

Louise is a chartered environmental health professional with over 30 years’ experience within the public, private and third sectors. A transformational leader and global influencer, she is passionate about the potential we all have to unlock abilities within people to create high-performing and psychologically safe teams who create value. 

Louise recently completed a one-year term as IOSH President focusing on governance, social sustainability and putting heart into Health and Safety. She will be stepping down from her role as Director of Hosking Associates to join the CIEH. Louise is also co-founder of the OneWISH coalition which globally promotes and supports underrepresented groups in Safety and Health leadership roles, bringing organisations, membership bodies and others together to promote inclusion and fairness.

Dr Phil James, CIEH Chief Executive Officer said:

“Louise is truly passionate about the future of environmental health. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role and will be instrumental in defining and delivering our strategic priorities. We are really looking forward to Louise joining CIEH in early May.”

Louise Hosking said:

“I’m absolutely delighted to be taking up this new role at CIEH. It is an exciting time for the Institute and I am passionate about raising the profile of environmental health. I am keen to hear from fellow members and create opportunities which are going to put our members at the heart of what we do wherever they may be and whatever they may do. This is a pivotal time when organisations are focusing on environmental, social and governance standards in a post-pandemic world. I am keen to bring what we do to a new audience whilst supporting EHPs already working hard to create safer, cleaner and healthier environments for all.”

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