4th March 2024

CTSI appoints new Head of Policy

Jessica Merryfield will be joining CTSI from Nottinghamshire County Council.

By JTS Staff
Journal of Trading Standards' in-house team

CTSI has announced the appointment of Jessica Merryfield as its new Head of Policy.

Merryfield moves to CTSI from Nottinghamshire County Council, where she is a Trading Standards Officer and a Chartered Trading Standards Practitioner.

Jessica Merryfield

She is the first person to hold both the DCATS qualification for Trading Standards and a degree in Environmental Health. She also boasts extensive experience working for local authorities as well as in the commercial sector, and has provided training for both CTSI and the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Merryfield will work with CTSI’s policy team on a number of projects including implementing some of the recommendations from its upcoming Manifesto. She will also focus on building relationships with key partners and CTSI members, and developing new policy and campaigns work.

CTSI Chief Executive, John Herriman, said: “We are delighted that Jess will be joining us, particularly given her strong track record and her work as a fully qualified Trading Standards Officer.

“Jess will be well placed to help us build on our policy work successes in many areas such as securing resources and action on underage vaping and tackling issues with online marketplaces.

“It is an added bonus that Jess also holds the degree in Environmental Health, which will help us as we build a closer relationship with Environmental Health in policy work in areas such as food and housing.”

Merryfield said: “I am truly delighted to be joining CTSI. I am thrilled to be able to use all my knowledge, skills and experience to benefit the Trading Standards profession. I am looking forward to working with all at CTSI, and throughout the profession, to continue the policy successes CTSI have achieved so far.”

Merryfield will begin work at CTSI in mid-April 2024.

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