Bell will lead the company's security product development and business analyst teams The Gallagher Group - internationally renowned for its innovative solutions in the Security, Animal Management, and Fuel Systems industries - has announced the appointment of Steve Bell to the role of Chief Technology Officer - Security. Bell's new role is an executive appointment and he now sits on Gallagher's security division executive management team. Bell, who has over 25 years' experience at Gallagher, will lead the company's security product development and business analyst teams in driving long-term technology and product investment strategies. Bell has extensive experience in product development and senior R&D leadership in the security industry. "As Gallagher continues its growth in new technologies and new global markets we saw an opportunity to draw on Steve's extensive technical experience" said Curtis Edgecombe, Global General Manager - Security, for Gallagher. "Steve brings to the role a deep technical knowledge of physical security, cryptography, identity management, new product development, and related fields". Gallagher's suite of Access Control and Perimeter Security technologies has been drawing significant international attention in recent years with a number of award wins for innovation. Gallagher's security solutions are currently utilised in more than 130 countries around the world, and are employed in all major industries, including: education, ports and airports, military and defence, critical infrastructure, mining, prisons, finance, entertainment and healthcare.