Board, committees and advisory groups

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring the good governance of CIEH, that it meets its charter objects, charitable aims and legal obligations. With the addition of the Chief Executive (Anne Godfrey) as a member, it also acts as the Board of CIEH Limited, CIEH’s trading body. It is composed of six trustees elected by CIEH members, up to six appointed by the Board (on the recommendation of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee) and the President (also appointed by the Board).

Siraj Choudhury (Chair), Steve Cooper, Kevin Gould (Deputy Chair), Jonathan Hayes, Alan Higgins, Terenja Humphries, Graeme Mitchell, Tim Nichols, Mike Owen, Nick Pahl, Dawn Welham (President), Jo Wyatt and one vacancy.

The next round of trustee elections (two posts) will take place in Summer 2018, with nominations opening in May. In September 2018, applications for an appointed trustee will be sought. Newly elected and appointed trustees will take office on 1 January 2019.

The Board of Trustees is supported in its work by two committees and two advisory groups.

Membership and the Profession Advisory Group

  • Supports the Board by contributing to the review and formulation of strategy in relationship to membership and the wider profession.
  • Recommends policies for member recruitment, engagement, retention and services.
  • Reviews the CPD scheme, including regulations and guidance for members.
  • Advises the Board on membership grades, fee structures and entry criteria.
Paul Brookes, Dave Foster, Sarah Johns, Gareth Moore, Dave Statham (Chair), Alan Watt and two vacancies.

Learning and Qualifications Advisory Group

  • Supports the Board in its role as CIEH awarding organisation.
  • Provides oversight for CIEH qualifications and learning portfolio.
  • Participates in the appointment of the Chief Examiner and oversee the work of the Board of Examiners.
  • Assists CIEH in building strong and positive relationships with the HE and FE community.
Maurice Brennan, Adam Choonara (Chair), Sarah Cripps, Andrea Higginbottom, Gareth Moore, Sam Taylor and two vacancies.

Risk and Audit Committee

  • Identifies key risks in CIEH’s operation and support management of those risks.
  • Ensures appropriate accounting and financial policies and controls are in place.
  • Receives reports from external auditors and advisors and ensure that control processes are co-ordinated and effective.
Roy Coulter (Chair), Jonathan Hayes, Lawrence Manna, Les Milne and Robert Spain.

Appointments and Remuneration Committee

  • Recommends appointments to the Board, its committees and advisory groups.
  • Reviews the composition of the Board and identify any skills gaps.
  • Recommends the framework policy for the remuneration of the Chief Executive.
  • Reviews any significant proposed changes in employment policy and benefits for CIEH staff.
Julie Kortens (Chair), Steve Othen, Amanda Porter, Victoria Stubbs and Dawn Welham.
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