The Board of Trustees is the ultimate decision-making body of CIEH. CIEH has a wholly owned subsidiary company (CIEH Limited), the directors of which are the members of the Board of Trustees along with the Chief Executive.
Members are also appointed as trustees of the Environmental Health Officers’ Welfare Fund. Around
half of the Board also serve as members of a committee or advisory group.
The role of the Board is to:
• Ensure that the organisation complies with its Charter, Byelaws, charity law and other relevant legislation or regulations
• Review and approve the strategic objectives of the organisation in collaboration with the Chief Executive and their management team
• Ensure that the needs of members and other stakeholders are considered
• Appoint the Chief Executive, co-opted Board members, defined committee and advisory group
• Uphold and apply principles of equality and diversity
• Safeguard the wellbeing of CIEH’s staff
• Approve the annual budget
• Ensure probity in all of CIEH’s business operations Board members also play an important role in
stakeholder communications, supporting the Executive team.
The Board aims to ensure that, amongst its members, it has the wide range of experience, capacity and skills needed to provide leadership to CIEH, support its Chief Executive and their team and ensure robust governance.