President, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Tim was elected President of the CIEH for a three-year period from 1 January 2015. He is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner and was elected as a Fellow in 2000. His last Local Government post was as Strategic Director for Adur and Worthing Councils, where he was responsible for their joint EH, Housing, Planning, Regeneration and Leisure Services. He was the Chair of a statutory Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership and a member of the West Sussex Safeguarding Board and its Serious Cases Review Panel. During his 13 years at Sutton LBC he was responsible for all regulatory services, corporate health and safety and the school meals service. His department won a Beacon Council award in 2002 for Better Regulation initiatives, and he was the lead officer in achieving EMAS accreditation across the Council. As head of their corporate policy unit he led a successful Best Value programme and gained a top score for the first full corporate assessment. He has worked for three other London Boroughs and the City of Swansea.
Private Rented Sector Programme Manager, Greater London Authority
Rhona is the Private Rented Sector Programme Manager in the Mayor’s housing policy team at the Greater London Authority (GLA). Her responsibilities include delivering projects designed to improve the private rented sector and leading on lobbying and policy development with regard to private rent. Before joining the GLA in 2013 Rhona worked in the policy team at the National Housing Federation specialising in social housing investment, welfare benefit reform and housing policy in London and the South of England. She started her career as a research assistant to a Member of Parliament, focusing on issues relating to housing, fuel poverty, energy efficiency and local government.
Carl Petrofsky, FFPH
Public Health Specialist
Healthy Places Team
Health Equity and Mental Health
Public Health England
Carl is a Public Health Specialist who joined Public Health England on its establishment on 1st April 2013. He works in a team leading on the wider determinants of health and health inequalities. He manages the ‘Healthy Places’ programme, focussing on how spatial planning of the built and natural environment and the design of housing, transport, the public realm and access to green infrastructure can promote better health and wellbeing.
For many years previously, he worked for the Department of Health across South East England and nationally on a wide range of policy areas, particularly those concerned with improving the health and wellbeing of older adults. From 2011, he led the development of the national Heatwave and Cold Weather Plans for England and the associated Warm Homes Healthy People fund initiatives.
Russell Moffatt, Lead Environmental Health Practitioner, LB Newham
Michelle Houston, Private Sector Standards Service Manager, Sheffield City Council
Richard Tacagni MCIEH CEnvH, Managing Director, London Property Licensing