Elizabeth France CBE, Security Industry Authority Chair, announces the appointment of Ian Todd as SIA Chief Executive. Ian succeeds Dave Humphries who has been interim CEO since the departure of former SIA CEO Alan Clamp at the end of October. Ian will join the SIA on 25 February 2019. Ian will be joining the SIA from the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) where he is currently Deputy Director General. This builds on a number of board level roles in professional regulation, including the health and legal sectors. Focus on public protection He has also spent time in central government, including the Cabinet Office. Ian has extensive experience of dealing with the public in a frontline role as his first career was with the NHS ambulance services. Throughout his near 15 years he was a qualified paramedic and held a number of roles to Director level, including as part of the Gold command team during 7/7. Ian will build on our work with government, the private security industry, and our other stakeholders to maintain a focus on public protection" Elizabeth France said: "I am delighted to welcome Ian as the SIA's future Chief Executive. Ian joins us with an excellent track record in leadership and organisation development, we look forward to working with him. Ian will build on our work with government, the private security industry, and our other stakeholders to maintain a focus on public protection and ensure the SIA continues to improve the service we provide to licence holders and security businesses.” Strategic direction “I am confident Ian will enjoy the challenge of delivering effective regulation in a changing environment. He will carry forward our strategic plan and build on our successes to ensure continuity and progress across all areas of the SIA's work." Ms France added: "I thank Dave Humphries for his steady leadership since Alan Clamp's departure in October. He has ensured that the SIA has continued to move forward strategically and operationally." Dave will continue at the helm until Ian arrives at the end of February. Ian Todd said: "I am excited to be taking up the post of Chief Executive at the SIA and look forward to drawing on my experience to drive the SIA's strategic direction and strengthen its regulatory role. The SIA plays an important role in protecting the public and improving standards in the security industry. I look forward to working with the board and staff at the SIA, as well as external stakeholders and partners. I am committed to building on the good work of the organisation and to ensure that the SIA continues to be seen as an effective and efficient regulator".
The Security Industry Authority (SIA), the government regulator of the private security industry in the UK, has formerly endorsed the Register of Chartered Security Professionals. The Register was established under Royal Charter issued to the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals in the UK. Admission to the Register signifies the highest standards and ongoing proficiency in security practice. Alan Clamp, Chief Executive of the SIA said: “The Register of Chartered Security Professionals aligns with the SIA’s objective of raising standards in the private security industry. As the regulator, the SIA recognises that chartered status for security operatives and the maintenance of the Register is an important milestone in increasing professionalism of those working in private security.” Importance of Chartered status for security professionals The Register is managed on behalf of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals Lord Carlile CBE QC of Berriew, Chairman of Chartered Security Professionals Registration Authority (CSPRA) said: ‘’The Chartered body welcomes the support of the SIA. This endorsement confirms the importance of Chartered Status as the kite mark of professional excellence for the best men and women in the growing security industry. It gives customers an understanding of who the most respected professionals are, and requires of those professionals that they adhere to a Code of Conduct comparable with the other professions, such as Law, Accountancy and Medicine.’’ In line with other Chartered Professions, Chartered Security Professionals are required to conform to a code of conduct, disciplinary process and undertake continuous professional development. The Register is managed on behalf of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals by the UK’s Security Institute. Applications for admission to the Register can be made via two licensed bodies, the Security Institute and ASIS UK Chapter 208.
Integrated security manufacturer TDSi will be illustrating the benefits of its new GARDiS open-protocol security range at Security TWENTY 17 North on Tuesday 4th July 2017. GARDiS open-protocol security range John Davies, Managing Director of TDSi commented, “Myself, TDSi’s Distribution Channel Manager Andy Cross and Internal Account Manager Dan Clark will be appearing at the show to talk about our latest products and services, including a preview of our forthcoming GARDiS open protocol security range. GARDiS offers the perfect solution for integration of all security systems, including access control, CCTV and alarms.” Set in the central location of the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, the Conference will bring together top security industry speakers and is supported by a large exhibition of cutting edge security products and services. Confirmed speakers are University of Leeds Head of Security Malcolm Dawson BEM, SIA Chief Exec Alan Clamp, Facewatch Director Simon Gordon, Michelle Bailey of Active Response and NSI Director Simon Banks - with manufacturer updates from Anixter, Seagate, Hanwha Techwin and Hikvision. The conference will be chaired by Professional Security Magazine editorial board member Mike Gillespie. John concluded, “Security TWENTY 17 is a perfect opportunity to learn more about what the security industry has to offer and the exciting developments and products available. If you are attending the event, we would be delighted to talk to you about your security needs and the best solutions to meet them.”
At the meeting IPSA made several new appointments The International Professional Security Association (IPSA) held its 2015 Annual General Meeting this week at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden, London. The occasion marked the completion of Mike White’s four years as Chairman of the Association and included the election of the Association’s International Council, who appointed Mr Stuart Naisbett as the new Chairman. IPSA made appointments Stuart Naisbett has been an active member of the Association since the early 1980’s, originally in the London and South East Region and then on the International Council, whilst working as a security controller at Centuryan Security, before his career progressed, including working as General Manager for Elizabethan Security and later as Operations Director at Mison Security. Since 2002 he has worked as an independent security consultant. Other appointments are Jane Farrell, Centre of Excellence Development Manager at Sodexo Ltd, who has been appointed Deputy Chairman and Ian Pugh, Head of Security at Bilfinger Europa Facility Management Ltd, who has taken Stuart’s previous role as Honorary Treasurer. Mike White, the previous Chairman, and Una Riley, the previous Deputy Chairman, both remain on the Management Board along with Simon Pears. SIA welcomes new Chief Executive The AGM was combined with a networking luncheon followed by industry talks from both Steve Martin of the Fire and Security Association and Elizabeth France, Chairman of the Security Industry Authority, who used the opportunity to introduce the new Chief Executive of the SIA, Alan Clamp, who was attending the event as his first opportunity to meet the security industry on only his fourth day at the SIA. Following the talks, Alan Clamp and Elizabeth France both took questions from the audience, giving IPSA members an insight into their thoughts for the future direction of the SIA.