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The Judging

The Judging Process

The judging process will take place during September, when the judging panel will decide on the winner and finalists for each category, having taken into account and reviewed all submissions.

Every applicant will then be contacted, regardless of the result, by the end of September.

The entries will be judged remotely by an independent panel of industry experts.  Scores, using the supplied entry criteria as a guide, will be awarded by each allocated judge to each entry.  The judges scores will then be aggregated to identify the successful applicants for each category, and these entrants will make up the official shortlist, and ultimately the winner.  The judging process is always based purely on the entry form contents and support material that has been received prior to the close of entry deadline.

 

JUDGING PANEL FOR 2020

The 2020 judging panel will be confirmed in the second half of 2020

Amanda McCloskey, Sales and Marketing Director, CIS Security

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Amanda McCloskey is Sales and Marketing Director of CIS Security.  Having joined CIS Security 14 years ago as HR Manager she entered the industry just as the SIA had introduced licensing and supported the licensing of hundreds of Officers in the wake of the new regulations. Following successful deployment of the regulated staff, Amanda answered a business need to move into the commercial side of the business and was promoted to Business Relationship Manager.  Amanda proceeded to be appointed Sales & Marketing Director and a Board member at CIS in 2014 where she continues to drive forward the ethos and communications strategies which establish CIS as ‘the’ leading, independent security solutions company.

Previously the Chairman of ASIS Women in Security, Amanda’s focus points include the diversification of the security industry, and a fresh approach to acquiring new talent; enabling the company to deliver a wide range of bespoke security solutions.  She has contributed her views in favour of gender diversification in the industry in publications such as FM World, Risk UK, City Security and Infologue.  She championed an initiative at CIS called 20:20 Vision with the aim of achieving 20% female staff at CIS by 2020.   Amanda mentors’ young apprentices and advocates job-sharing and innovative flexible working practices, to enable the preferred working patterns of those who have childcare or study commitments.

In 2019 Amanda was very proud to receive Professional Security’s Women in Security Award for her Contribution to the Industry.  Amanda is also a member of the Security Institute, the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals and is a Liveryman of the City of London.

 

Brett Lovegrove MA FRSA FSyI, CEO, City Security and Resilience Networks (UK and Australia)

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Brett joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1978. After retiring as the Head of Counter Terrorism for the City of London Police in 2008, Brett is today the Chief Executive of the City Security and Resilience Networks (CSARN) covering the UK and Australia; Chairman of the Defence and Security Committee of the London Chamber of Commerce; Managing Director of Valentis Bridge Ltd and sits on the London Board of Crimestoppers.  He also is a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence.

His companies address the full spectrum of counter terrorism, counter corporate espionage, artificial intelligence, engineering, business continuity, crisis leadership, communications, risk analysis, disaster recovery and emergency planning issues featuring both nationally and internationally on defence and organisational solutions.  He is a Visiting Professor at the George C. Marshall Center (US Military Germany); a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; a Fellow of the Security Institute; and lectures at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy on global resilience, recovery and crisis leadership.

 

Caroline Bashford, Head of Training & Resources , Security Exchange Limited

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With extensive experience in international marketing, communications and project management, Caroline is responsible for developing Security Exchange’s international training business and growing partner relationships. 

Caroline has overseen the development of innovative new courses in security and crisis management through a joint venture with Salford University and for Security Exchange’s corporate clients; and has been at the forefront of its growth in the global security training market. 

A committed supporter of ASIS, the world’s largest security membership body, Caroline is a UK Chapter Board Member and works to promote the ASIS brand as a champion of security excellence.

 

Cedrick Moriggi, Global head of Security and Resilience, Lafargeholcim

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Cedrick Moriggi is a C-Suite Professional (CSO, CISO) with 20+ years of experience in banking, mining, extractive, building, military and service sectors.

He is an innovator and results-driven leader who has successfully integrated multi-cultural teams and stakeholders to create, improve, transform, and downsize corporate functions and businesses

Cedrick has extensive consultant and advisor to the chairman, CEO, members of the executive board, and leaders on the protection (Safety and Security), resilience, and recovery of the company’s most valuable assets (human, physical, digital, and reputation). In his current position, he has the global security and resilience responsibility for identifying, protecting, securing, defending and recovering Lafargeholcim’s most valuable assets against internal and external threats.

Cedrick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Management, an EMBA and is an associate Professor at EDHEC Business School. He also served as an officer in the for Swiss Army in anti-terrorism, intelligence and military justice as a military judge.

 

Chris Northy-Baker BSc(Hons), CSyP, FSyI, FInstLM, Owner, Se-Cure 360 Consultancy and Training

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Chris Northy-Baker has worked within the security field for over 44 years which spans the Royal Air Force, Home Office albeit seconded and loan service and the commercial world. During the period at the Home Office he managed a vessel stopping project for which he was awarded a Meritorious Commendation in The Queen’s Birthday Honourers.  He also served as a civil servant as Head of Business Resilience.

He then entered the corporate security world as Head of Security for The London Clinic; he owns a security consultancy and training business.  Chris has worked in numerous security roles in various countries.  

In May 2011, Chris was one of ten to be awarded Chartered Security Professional CSyP.  He is currently teaching security courses for PerpetuityARC Training and DfT Accredited Trainer for PFSO Courses.   Chris also helps at a local British Legion Home in his spare time.

 

Darren Carter CPP MSyI F.ISRM, Head of Group Security, Edwardian Hotels London and Vice Chairman, ASIS International UK Chapter 208

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Darren Carter has spent 23 years in the security industry predominantly in hospitality, the past 15 years as Head of Group Security for Edwardian Hotels London. He is Chairman of the Institute of Hotel Security Management, Vice Chairman at ASIS UK Chapter, a member of The Security Institute and of the Security Commonwealth.

Darren holds the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management.  Prior to joining the industry Darren enjoyed an 8 year career in the Fleet Air arm, Royal Navy.  

 

David Roscoe, Field Operations Manager, SSAIB

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Career in the security industry began over 36 years ago joining a company originally known as Shorrock Security.

Holding roles from Installation & Maintenance (been there, done that), Technical Support Manager, Product evaluation and finally ARC Technical Manager gained a wealth of knowledge in the ‘end to end’ process of a security system. 

In 2008 looking for a slight change in direction, joined the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB), currently holding the position of Field Operations Manager.

Over 20 years participation in the development and maintenance of both British & European standards applicable to Electronic Security Systems.

 

David Ward, CEO, Ward Security

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David Ward is the Chief Executive Officer of Ward Security.  He founded the business with his brother Kevin Ward in 2000 trading out of small offices on the Medway Trading Estate in Rochester.  Today, the company employs 1000 people, operates nationally with a £50 million turnover and is listed as one of the Top 1% of UK Approved Security Providers.  Its head office is in London and its Adminstration and Control Centre are based within The Historic Dockyard, Chatham. 

David has worked at every level of security and is someone who speaks passionately about diversity and equality in the industry. He is the current Chair of the City Security Council, an organisation he created to support the sharing of intelligence between the City of London Police, emergency services and security businesses in London and he is the Chair of the Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communications Southern Region, a role that involves developing strong partnerships between law inforcement agencies, local and national governement and private sector businesses.

 

Dawn Holmes, Director, ASIS International UK Chapter

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Dawn has been working in Corporate Security for 20 years. Dawn started working the retail sector, with responsibility for site security, logistics and manufacturing operations and the group security requirements of the Boots Group.

For the last 12 years, Dawn has predominantly worked within the finance and technology sector. Developing strategy and managing operational security departments, technical security aspects and major projects, working closely with integrators and third party security providers to deliver projects.

Dawn works closely with ASIS, initially as a committee lead for Women in Security, then in 2013 was voted in as a Director. Championing diversity and education in the industry

 

Don Randall  MBE , CSyP, Chief Executive , Don Randall Associates

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Don Randall served with the City of London Police from 1969-1995, with specific emphasis on fraud and counter terrorism.  Following 13 years at JPMorgan Chase as Managing Director, he joined the Bank of England in 2008 and was appointed the Bank’s first Chief Information Security Officer in 2013.

Don is chairman of the ‘Sister Banks’, City of London Crime Prevention Association and ‘Project Griffin’ and a member of the City of London Crime Disorder Reduction Panel.  He is also a member of the London First Security Advisory Board, Executive Member of the London Resilience Board, Chairman of the London Resilience Business Sector Panel and Co-founder and Vice Chairman of the Cross Sector Safety & Security Communications initiative.

Don is a Fellow of the Security Institute and a Chartered Security Professional.  He has also served as an external lay member of the City of London Police Committee.

In 2007, Don was awarded an MBE for services to law enforcement for the harmonisation of the public/private sectors.  He was presented with a Security Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Security Profession in 2013 and in 2015 was a recipient of the International Police and Public Safety 9/11 Commendation Medal.

 

Emma Shaw MBA CSyP, Managing Director, Esoteric Ltd

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Emma is the founder and Managing Director of Esoteric Ltd, a well-established Electronic Bug Sweeping, Counter-Espionage and Intelligence gathering company based in Surrey, UK.  The company provides a solution based approach to countering espionage activity to both commercial and non-commercial organisations internationally.

An MBA graduate, and a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP) Emma’s early career was spent with the Royal Military Police, followed by a career in the Ministry of Defence. Emma founded Esoteric Ltd in 1998.

Emma’s involvement with the security profession covers numerous sectors and she interacts with security professionals in various capacities. She is a Vice President of the Security Institute, having previously been Chairman (2013 to 2015) and Vice-Chairman with responsibility for its strategic direction and finances.  Emma also holds two non-executive director positions.

In addition, Emma is Deputy Chair of  TiNYG UK, a Board Director of the Defence Industry Security Association (DISA) and council member for City and Security Resilience Networks (CSARN). An active participant in the development of industry standards and best practice techniques for technical security counter measures, she has worked closely with Skills for Security National Occupational Standards and National Security Inspectorate Codes of Practice.

 

Garry Evanson MSc.BA.PgDip.PGCE.CSyP.FsyI, Head of Security & Emergency Planning, Westminster Abbey

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Garry is a Chartered Security Professional and is currently Head of Security & Emergency Planning at Westminster Abbey having previously been Group Head of Security Operations for the global banknote and passport manufacturers DeLaRue plc.

Prior to this he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Military Police having served in Iraq, Bosnia and West Africa. His broad security background is complemented by a MSc. in Policing Science (Portsmouth) where he won the Vathek Postgraduate Prize, a Pg.Dip. in Security Management (Loughborough) and the PGCE in Higher Education (Surrey).

He is Vice President and Immediate Past Chairman of the Security Institute and was involved with the launch of the Chartered Security Professional (CSyP) programme. His other experience includes regularly presenting at OSCE Vienna and conferences in Asia. He is the present Chairman of the Royal Military Police Association (Hampshire) and previously a Trustee of Victim Support for over 9 years.

 

Gerald Moor, CEO, The Inkerman Group

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Gerald Moor's career includes 20 commissioned years in the British Army where he was involved in the International intelligence arena including counter terrorism. On leaving the Services, he founded and ran a manufacturing business, where he also invented and developed the World’s only back mounted propulsion system with a variable speed control; a business he sold.

He has been a director of the British Sports Manufacturing Association and Chairman of the Diving Trade Association, has been Chairman of a hospital offering innovative services and Governor of a State Community College. He sold his first business in 1996 and went on to establish The Inkerman Group in the same year, where he is the CEO. He was Master of the Worshipful Company of the Security Professionals in 2012 – 2013 and is now Past Master Emeritus and also a Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Gunmakers.

He is a Freeman of the City of London, a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), a member of the Special Forces Club, the London Livery Club and the Carlton Club. He is seen as an industry recognised leader in the world of Specialist Security both in the UK but also abroad where he is the owner and CEO of Deutsche Inkerman Gmbh.  He enjoys fly fishing and shooting.

 

Graham Bassett MSyI, FREC, FInstSMM, Director, gbruk limited

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Graham has worked in the security sector for over 25 years. He is the Co-Founder of AllSecurityEvents.com, MD of GBRUK recruitment and is involved in variety of volunteer roles within the security community to include:

Vice Chairman: City Security Council, committee member of the City of London Crime Prevention Association, Board Member of ASIS UK and Assistant Regional Vice President for UK/Benelux/Ireland/France, Trustee of the City of London Police Children’s Charity, Ambassador for PTSD Resolution a mental health charity for veterans, sits on the Executive Board of the Security Commonwealth and is part of the CSSC London Hub Executive Team - he is also a Liveryman of the WCoSP.

As previous Chair of the London Project Griffin Board (pre-ACT) combined with CSSC, he is a keen advocate to further develop our private/public partnerships.

 

Iain Macpherson, Security Systems Manager, Wilson James Ltd @ The Francis Crick Institute

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I am an experienced Systems Manager, with extensive knowledge across multiple systems and disciplines pertaining to the security sector, on both client and contract side.

I have been in the security industry for 30 years and in that time I have covered roles in operational security in many guises including retail security, construction security and blue chip corporate security to technical security, where I found my passion for all things technical.

I thrive on new projects and embrace changes as they come with a can do attitude. I look for ways to work smarter as well as harder.

As an active member of ASIS international UK chapter I assist with the organising and running of the CPE days

I am also a firm believer in passing this knowledge on, to the young professionals in the industry to see them develop.

 

James Morris, Head of Security Services EMEA, Aon

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James Morris is the Head of Security Services, EMEA for Aon, based in London. He has worked for Aon for the past 3-years, protecting Aon’s own assets as well as proving security and crisis management support to Aon’s global client base. Previously, he was the Security Operations Manager, EMEA for AIG.

Before relocating to the UK, James spent 6 years working in the mining industry in Sub-Saharan Africa. James started his career in security management in Iraq with AEGIS Defence Services, before joining the security team at the British Embassy in Afghanistan.

James was elected to the board of the UK chapter of ASIS International in 2019, having spent 2-years as the Director of Young Professionals for the chapter.

 

Justin Morgan MSyI, Head of Security - The Spitalfields Estate, CIS Security Ltd

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Justin joined the security industry in 2007 and has remained on his initial contract serving for over ten years managing a prestigious ‘mixed use’ development, and recently moving into a more strategic role, being given the position of Head of Security.

He is a firm believer in communication between industry professionals at all levels, developing a more accessible way of sharing and enhancing best practice for both site management and industry wide.

Justin is part of the events team for ASIS UK, helping to deliver the quarterly seminars to industry colleagues. Founder and chair of a local networking forum which began in 2009, that has attracted attendees from businesses and iconic buildings in both the local borough and the City of London.

A keen supporter of brain injury support charity Headway, Justin has previously raised money and awareness for ABI sufferers and families.

 

Leanne Salisbury, Cyber Threat Intelligence, EY

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Leanne is the EY EMEIA Financial Services topic lead for Cyber Threat Intelligence, with an interest in strategic intelligence analysis, threat trends and the evolving geopolitical threat landscape.

She has over eighteen years of experience in intelligence & security operations for military, government and critical national infrastructure both in Europe and Oceania. Leanne is passionate about cyber threat intelligence, cyber threat trends and human-centric approaches to cyber security.

She holds a Master of Arts (MA) in English from City University, London, along with Prince 2 Project Management, Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) qualifications, and threat intelligence qualifications.

 

Lynn Watts-Plumpkin FsyI, FIIRSM, TechIOSH, CEO, Vigornian Compliance Services

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Lynn Watts-Plumpkin started her security career as a Security Operator for Sainsbury’s.  Since then Lynn has been employed by companies such as P&O Containers, Sigma Security, Nationwide Investigations, SSAIB and NSI.  For ten years Lynn was self-employed, where she conducted work on contracts for HMV, Harrods, Deutsche Bank, Nomura, Science Museum and Laura Ashley.

Lynn’s current main role is Security Services Scheme Manager for SSAIB.  In addition to this she is working on a Government contract assisting other countries to raise standards within the security industry and assists overseas Certification Bodies to obtain UKAS approval for ISO 17021 and ISO 17065.

Lynn chairs the GW/3 committee responsible for private security management and services standards, which includes standards such as BS 7858 vetting and screening, BS 7499 static site guarding and close protection BS 8507 and has implemented a major change to the British Standards with the introduction of BS 10800 the new standard for the provision of security services.

 

Mike Bluestone MA CSyP FSyI, Director, Corps Consult

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Mike has served in the military both in the UK, and overseas, and is the Director of Security Consulting with Corps Security.

With an MA in Security Management awarded by Loughborough University, he is a Chartered Security Professional; Vice President, Fellow, and a former Chairman of the Security Institute; Ambassador for the Register of Chartered Security Professionals; Member of the London Resilience Academic Partnership; and Chair of the Security Management committee of the British Standards Institution

Mike led the development of BS16000:2015 ‘Security Management and Operational Guidelines’. He is also a member of the BSI Security Strategy Group, and represents Corps Security with the Police and Security (PaS) initiative.

 

Mike Hurst CPP, Director, HJA Consult & AllSecurityEvents.com

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Mike Hurst CPP® FREC MSyI has been active in the Security and Fire Sector as a contractor, recruiter, consultant and event organiser for over 30 years.  He holds and has held senior leadership roles within The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO UK), The Security Institute and ASIS International (nationally and globally).   He is a Director of HJA Consult and AllSecurityEvents.com.

He has developed an excellent international network of senior security professionals, many of whom have become personal friends.

In 2020 he appeared once again in the IFSEC Global Security Influencers list.

He is an Ambassador for veteran’s mental health charity PTSD Resolution.

 

Nigel J Carpenter FSyI RISC, Owner & Principal Consultant, Nigel Carpenter Associates Ltd

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Nigel Carpenter has been involved in the provision of security services for over 45 years.  After a 23-year first career RN Police Service and which culminated in the senior appointment of Combined Services Provost Marshal at Gibraltar, Nigel has pursued a second career in industry, in varying global security roles with Mobil Oil, British Gas, Amoco Corporation, BP plc and as Group Head of Security at Amec.

Since early 2015 Nigel has been running a security risk management and corporate social responsibility consultancy supporting clients across the globe.

 

Patrick Rea, CEO Sales Process Engineering.

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Patrick Rea is a security sales and marketing specialist and training Course Director at the Chartered Institute of Marketing, with expertise in digital marketing, crisis communications and reputation management. He developed the Secured by Design campaign with the Police and raised £1 million in sponsorship to launch it, and now works with security system and service vendors.

His current focus is developing strategic sales and marketing plans for security companies dealing with the COVID-19 era and the market conditions arising from the pandemic. A writer and editor, he is also Campaign Director of armed forces’ charity PTSD Resolution and a member of ASIS. 

 

Peter J French MBE, CEO, SSR Personnel

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Peter J French award the MBE in 2010. He is the Chief Executive of SSR® Personnel, the leading recruitment consultancy in the field of security risk, permanent or interim hire, with a significant workforce presence in Europe and the Middle East. SSR® has been recognised globally as a best in class security recruitment consultancy in the S&FEA. He has been recognised as one of the sectors security visionaries in the IFSEC annual listing. In 2019 SSR Middle East was awarded best security recruitment company in the region.

Peter serves on the Chartered Security Professionals Registration Authority. He is a Fellow of the Security Institute, ASIS Certified Protection Professional, a Past Master, Principle Founding Member, and former Trustee of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals.  He is one of the co-founders of the Security Benevolent Fund that supports those in the security profession that require financial support in times of need.

With a dedicated team of Volunteers, he organises the WCoSP Spring Dance that has to date raised over £550,000 for good causes.  In 2019 he was honoured with the Root & Branch award by the City Liveries Club for his ongoing work with the Livery and Charities.

 

Dr Peter Speight, MD, Future Risk Management Ltd

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Peter is a Charted Security Professional, he holds a Doctorate in Business Administration, which focussed on Security Risk Management within a business environment, an MSc in Security Risk Management and an MSc in Security Management.

Peter has had several articles published on security subjects within the Journal of Applied Security Research and professional trade magazines, and is a visiting lecture on security risk management at a number of Universities.

Peter has designed, developed and implemented integrated solutions within major global organisation 4 of which, have won ‘security excellence awards’. In 2014 Peter was awarded ‘Risk Manager’ of the year.  Peter has also published his first Book entitled ‘Why Security Fails’.

 

Richard Stevens MSc, Deputy Leader Global Security, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

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Richard Stevens is the Deputy Global Security Leader (D-CSO) for PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) with responsibility for providing strategic advice and standards development on security and incident risk management to 153 individual PwC member firms and over 240,000 employees.

Richard is a former Army Officer (Intelligence Corps) with nearly 20 years of military and security experience, which he has brought to the corporate security world.  He has a particular interest on the role intelligence reporting can play in helping identify and manage contemporary threats to organisations; and this interest formed the basis of his MSc dissertation in 2017.  In 2018 Richard was listed on the IFSEC Global Influencers list for Security Management.

A converged security advocate by nature, Richard is able to draw on both his Government and Commercial experience of Military Security, Information Security/Information Assurance, Corporate Security and Cyber Security.  He believes passionately that security is not a series of individual ‘functional stovepipes’ but a collective activity to use the best ideas to provide ‘Smart’ solutions to modern security challenges. 

Richard has spoken at a variety of Security Industry functions, and panels, and has published security though leadership articles. Richard is also the Director of Education for the ASIS UK Chapter.

 

Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive, National Security Inspectorate (NSI)

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Since 2014 as CEO of the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), Richard’s focus has been to build on the established integrity and standing of NSI, re-inforce the value of third party certification for buyers of security and fire safety solutions, and increase transparency in the certification process for approved companies. This followed a multi-disciplined career in the private sector within the UK and EMEA, spanning sales, retail and wholesale distribution, manufacturing and international logistics and systems, with organisations including IKEA, Chubb, Steelcase and Caterpillar.  

NSI maintains a close dialogue with its stakeholders in the Police, Security Industry Authority, the Insurer community, Security Camera Commissioner and BAFE.

A supporter of the development of new talent in the industry, NSI is a founding stakeholder of the ‘Engineers of Tomorrow’ competition recognising young talent at the Security Excellence Awards.

 

Russell Penny CPP, MSyI, RISC – Founder and Director of Denarius Consultancy

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Russell is the Founder and Managing Director for Denarius Consultancy and he is the UK and International Security Consultant to Exelon Corporation.

He is the former Head of the UK’s Police International Counter Terrorism Unit and National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO), and retired in 2008 in the role of Detective Chief Superintendent after 31years service with the Metropolitan Police.

His subsequent corporate security roles have included Director of International Security Operations for Constellation Energy; Chief Security Officer (Global) for Christie’s; Security Technical Planning, Project Integration and Security Co-ordination for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, London 2012; Organisational and Security Reviews; Security Planning for the Rugby World Cup 2015; Critical Infrastructure lead in Northern Europe for Axis Communications.

He is Chairman for ASIS (UK) and their representative for the Security Commonwealth; Junior Warden, Liveryman and Apprentice Master for the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals; Advisory Council member for Global Terrorism International Network (TINYg); member and former Director of the Association of Security Consultants and a member of the Security Institute.

Sandi Davies, Executive Director, International Foundation for Protection Officers

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Sandi began her career in contract security in 1980 with a primary focus on personnel administration. She was instrumental in developing security officer training programs for a major national guard company. In 1988 she joined the newly formed International Foundation for Protection Officers .

In 1991, she was named executive director of the IFPO and has been a driving force in Foundation program development worldwide. Sandi is a Quarter Century member of ASIS International, having served in various executive positions at the chapter level. Sandi is a member and former chair of the ASIS International Security Services Council and a member of the Women in Security Council.

 

Stephen Emmins, Corporate Business Development Manager, Hikvision Uk & Ireland 

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Steve Emmins has been in the security industry for over 30 years, holding a number of senior security positions within the private sector.

Steve has been a member of ASIS since 2000 and worked on the committee helping organize many events, prior to being made a board director in September 2015. The UK Chapter of ASIS International is a licensee of the Register of Chartered Security Professionals which Steve is on the CYSPRA committee which manages the Charter for the WCoSP.

He is a Freeman of the City of London and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, having chaired the M&F for 3 years. After a number of years on the Court, in June 2018 Steve was elected to the office of Junior Warden for the WCoSP and this year has been elected to Senior Warden.

Steve has also been on the Committee of the City of London Crime Prevention Association for 7 years, and was for 3 years a Hub team member for the Cross Sector Safety Communications (CSSC), set up by the Metropolitan Police for public safety.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUDGING PANEL FOR 2019

Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI, Chairman, The Security Institute

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Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI is Chairman of the Security Institute, which forms part of the alliance of cyber security professional organisations that will lead the design and delivery of a new UK Cyber Security Council.

She is also an academic criminologist at the University of Portsmouth, where she developed and runs the Professional Doctorate programme in Security Risk Management, enabling security practitioners to take their academic studies to the highest level. 

From early 2020 Alison will be moving to the University of West London as Professor of Criminology and Security Studies.

Her other roles in the UK security sector include representing the Security Institute on the board of the Chartered Security Professionals Registration Authority, having led the working group that devised the pathways to achieving the CSyP certification, and membership of the Advisory Councils for the International Security Expo and the International Disaster Response Expo run annually at Olympia.

Alison is also an Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute, where she recently joined the steering group for a new RUSI/GCHQ project on AI and National Security Policy.

Alison is a regular author and public speaker on security topics, and recent themes have included the security implications of fake news, security for the fourth industrial revolution and UK security co-operation after Brexit.

Amanda McCloskey, Sales and Marketing Director, CIS Security Ltd

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Amanda McCloskey is Sales and Marketing Director of CIS Security and CIS Front of House. Having entered the industry as a HR Manager, she had a baptism of fire co-ordinating the licensing of hundreds of Officers in the wake of the regulation of the security guarding industry over a decade ago.

Following successful delivery of the regulated staff, Amanda answered a business need to move into the commercial side of the business and was promoted to Director. Amanda worked with the board on the development of the ethos and communications strategy which has helped to make CIS a leading, trusted supplier of integrated security services.

Amanda’s passion points include the diversification of the security industry, as such she is Chairman of the ASIS Women in Security group. She has contributed her views in favour of gender diversification in the industry in publications such as FM World, Risk UK, City Security and Infologue. She championed an initiative at CIS called 20:20 Vision with the aim of achieving 20% female staff at CIS by 2020.

Amanda mentors a number of young apprentices and advocates job-sharing and innovative flexible working practices to enable the preferred working patterns of those who have childcare or study commitments.

Amanda is also a member of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals and is a Liveryman of the City of London.

Caroline Bashford, Head of Training & Resources, Security Exchange Limited

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With extensive experience in international marketing, communications and project management, Caroline is responsible for developing Security Exchange’s international training business and growing partner relationships. 

Caroline has overseen the development of innovative new courses in security and crisis management for SE’s corporate clients and has been at the forefront of its growth in the global security training market.

A committed supporter of ASIS, the world’s largest security membership body, Caroline is a Board Member of the UK Chapter and works to promote the ASIS brand as a champion of security excellence. Caroline has served a number of not-for-profit organisations and is also a keen advocate for diversity in business.

Cedrick Moriggi, Global head of Security and Resilience, Lafargeholcim

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Cedrick Moriggi is a C-Suite Professional (CSO, CISO) with 20+ years of experience in banking, mining, extractive, building, military and service sectors.

He is an innovator and results-driven leader who has successfully integrated multi-cultural teams and stakeholders to create, improve, transform, and downsize corporate functions and businesses

Cedrick has extensive consultant and advisor to the chairman, CEO, members of the executive board, and leaders on the protection (Safety and Security), resilience, and recovery of the company’s most valuable assets (human, physical, digital, and reputation). In his current position, he has the global security and resilience responsibility for identifying, protecting, securing, defending and recovering Lafargeholcim’s most valuable assets against internal and external threats.

Cedrick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Management, an EMBA and is an associate Professor at EDHEC Business School. He also served as an officer in the for Swiss Army in anti-terrorism, intelligence and military justice as a military judge.

Chris Northy-Baker BSc(Hons), CSyP, FSyI, FInstLM, Owner, Se-Cure 360 Consultancy and Training

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Chris Northy-Baker has worked within the security field for over 44 years which spans the Royal Air Force, Home Office albeit seconded and loan service and the commercial world. During the period at the Home Office he managed a vessel stopping project for which he was awarded a Meritorious Commendation in The Queen’s Birthday Honourers.  He also served as a civil servant as Head of Business Resilience.

He then entered the corporate security world as Head of Security for The London Clinic; he owns a security consultancy and training business.  Chris has worked in numerous security roles in various countries.  

In May 2011, Chris was one of ten to be awarded Chartered Security Professional CSyP.  He is currently teaching security courses for PerpetuityARC Training and DfT Accredited Trainer for PFSO Courses.   Chris also helps at a local British Legion Home in his spare time.

Darren Carter, Head of Group Security, Edwardian Hotels London

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Darren Carter has spent 22 years in the security industry predominantly in hospitality, the past 15 years as Head of Group Security for Edwardian Hotels London. He is Chairman of the Institute of Hotel Security Management, a Director on the Operating Board of ASIS UK Chapter, a member of The Security Institute and of the Security Commonwealth. 

Darren holds the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management.  Prior to joining the industry Darren enjoyed an 8 year career in the Fleet Air arm, Royal Navy.   

Dawn Holmes MSC, CPP, Group Head of Security, GVC Holdings

Dawn has been working in Corporate Security for 20 years. Dawn started working the retail sector, with responsibility for site security, logistics and manufacturing operations and the group security requirements of the Boots Group.

For the last 12 years, Dawn has predominantly worked within the finance and technology sector. Developing strategy and managing operational security departments, technical security aspects and major projects, working closely with integrators and third party security providers to deliver projects.

Dawn works closely with ASIS, initially as a committee lead for Women in Security, then in 2013 was voted in as a Director. Championing diversity and education in the industry

Don Randall  MBE , CSyP, Chief Executive , Don Randall Associates

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Don Randall served with the City of London Police from 1969-1995, with specific emphasis on fraud and counter terrorism.  Following 13 years at JPMorgan Chase as Managing Director, he joined the Bank of England in 2008 and was appointed the Bank’s first Chief Information Security Officer in 2013.

Don is chairman of the ‘Sister Banks’, City of London Crime Prevention Association and ‘Project Griffin’ and a member of the City of London Crime Disorder Reduction Panel.  He is also a member of the London First Security Advisory Board, Executive Member of the London Resilience Board, Chairman of the London Resilience Business Sector Panel and Co-founder and Vice Chairman of the Cross Sector Safety & Security Communications initiative.

Don is a Fellow of the Security Institute and a Chartered Security Professional.  He has also served as an external lay member of the City of London Police Committee.

In 2007, Don was awarded an MBE for services to law enforcement for the harmonisation of the public/private sectors.  He was presented with a Security Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Security Profession in 2013 and in 2015 was a recipient of the International Police and Public Safety 9/11 Commendation Medal.

Emma Shaw MBA CSyP, Managing Director, Esoteric Ltd

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Emma is the founder and Managing Director of Esoteric Ltd, a well-established Electronic Bug Sweeping, Counter-Espionage and Intelligence gathering company based in Surrey, UK.  The company provides a solution based approach to countering espionage activity to both commercial and non-commercial organisations internationally.

An MBA graduate, and a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP) Emma’s early career was spent with the Royal Military Police, followed by a career in the Ministry of Defence. Emma founded Esoteric Ltd in 1998.

Emma’s involvement with the security profession covers numerous sectors and she interacts with security professionals in various capacities. She is a Vice President of the Security Institute, having previously been Chairman (2013 to 2015) and Vice-Chairman with responsibility for its strategic direction and finances.  Emma also holds two non-executive director positions.

In addition, Emma is. Board Director of the Defence Industry Security Association (DISA) and council member for City and Security Resilience Networks (CSARN). An active participant in the development of industry standards and best practice techniques for technical security counter measures, she has worked closely with Skills for Security National Occupational Standards and National Security Inspectorate Codes of Practice.

Garry Evanson MSc.BA.PgDip.PGCE.CSyP.FsyI, Head of Security & Emergency Planning, Westminster Abbey

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Garry is a Chartered Security Professional and is currently Head of Security & Emergency Planning at Westminster Abbey having previously been Group Head of Security Operations for the global banknote and passport manufacturers DeLaRue plc.

Prior to this he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Military Police having served in Iraq, Bosnia and West Africa. His broad security background is complemented by a MSc. in Policing Science (Portsmouth) where he won the Vathek Postgraduate Prize, a Pg.Dip. in Security Management (Loughborough) and the PGCE in Higher Education (Surrey).

He is Vice President and Immediate Past Chairman of the Security Institute and was involved with the launch of the Chartered Security Professional (CSyP) programme. His other experience includes regularly presenting at OSCE Vienna and conferences in Asia. He is the present Chairman of the Royal Military Police Association (Hampshire) and previously a Trustee of Victim Support for over 9 years.

Gerald Moor, CEO, The Inkerman Group

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Gerald Moor's career includes 20 commissioned years in the British Army where he was involved in the International intelligence arena including counter terrorism. On leaving the Services, he founded and ran a manufacturing business, where he also invented and developed the World’s only back mounted propulsion system with a variable speed control; a business he sold.

He has been a director of the British Sports Manufacturing Association and Chairman of the Diving Trade Association, has been Chairman of a hospital offering innovative services and Governor of a State Community College. He sold his first business in 1996 and went on to establish The Inkerman Group in the same year, where he is the CEO. He was Master of the Worshipful Company of the Security Professionals in 2012 – 2013 and is now Past Master Emeritus and also a Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Gunmakers.

He is a Freeman of the City of London, a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), a member of the Special Forces Club, the London Livery Club and the Carlton Club. He is seen as an industry recognised leader in the world of Specialist Security both in the UK but also abroad where he is the owner and CEO of Deutsche Inkerman Gmbh.  He enjoys fly fishing and shooting.

Graham Bassett MSyI, FIRP, FInstSMM, Director, gbruk limited

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Vice Chairman  of ASIS UK and member of the ASIS European Advisory Council), sits on the London CSSC Executive Board, is a Trustee of the City of London Police Children’s Charity (City Kids) and a Committee Member of the City of London Crime Prevention Association.

He is also part of the City Security Magazine Editorial team, a Liveryman of the WCoSP, Member of the Security Institute (MSyI), Freeman of the City of London and a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Consultants. He is also the founding director of GBRUK, a niche London based security recruitment consultancy and joint founder of AllSecurtyEvents.com.

Graham is also involved in a variety of other security and charity related initiatives.

Iain Macpherson, Security Systems Manager, Wilson James Ltd @ The Francis Crick Institute

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I am an experienced Systems Manager, with extensive knowledge across multiple systems and disciplines pertaining to the security sector, on both client and contract side.

I have been in the security industry for 30 years and in that time I have covered roles in operational security in many guises including retail security, construction security and blue chip corporate security to technical security, where I found my passion for all things technical.

I thrive on new projects and embrace changes as they come with a can do attitude. I look for ways to work smarter as well as harder.

As an active member of ASIS international UK chapter I assist with the organising and running of the CPE days

I am also a firm believer in passing this knowledge on, to the young professionals in the industry to see them develop.

Ian Moore, Chief Executive Officer, Fire Industry Association

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Ian is the Chief Executive Officer of the Fire Industry Association (FIA). The FIA, with over 850 member companies, is a not-for-profit trade association. As Europe's largest trade association for the fire protection industry, the FIA's main objective is to promote the professional standards of the fire industry through close liaison and lobbying with Government and key organisations in the industry.

The FIA reinvests any profit into research projects with the aim of improving public safety. In addition, the FIA trains thousands of engineers per year to a Nationally recognised level.

Previous to this Ian was the Managing Director at Elmdene International, Detector Technologies, Intelligent Security and various overseas postings in Oman, Taiwan, UAE and Libya. A winner of the Queen's Award for Innovation, and recently voted as the most influential person in fire safety in UK.

James Morris, Head of Security Services, EMEA, Aon

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James Morris is the Head of Security Services, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for Aon, based in London. James is a Security, Safety and Crisis Manager with over 15 years protecting assets to enable business operations across the financial, extractives, military and government sectors.  He has held operational roles in multiple complex environments globally.

James has worked for Aon for the past 18-months, protecting Aon’s own assets as well as proving security and crisis management support to Aon’s global client base.  Previously, James was the Security Operations Manager, EMEA for AIG, supporting AIG’s clients around the region.

Before relocating to the UK to join AIG, James was the Regional Security Manager in Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso for IAMGOLD Corporation, where he led risk management for new jurisdictions, compliance, investigations, and travel security, while managing the company response to crises in Burkina Faso and Mali and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Previously, as EMEA Regional Security Analyst for Newmont Mining Corporation in Ghana, he protected assets for the company in the region including a $2.4B gold mine by developing the mine’s security and crisis management plans, while conducting multiple due-diligence investigations of potential new projects and partners and leading the company’s security and human rights programme.  James started his career in security management in Iraq with AEGIS Defence Services, before joining the security team at the British Embassy in Afghanistan where he supported Her Majesty’s Ambassador as part of the Overseas Security Manager’s 4-person team.

Justin Morgan MSyI, Head of Security - The Spitalfields Estate, CIS Security Ltd

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Justin joined the security industry in 2007 and has remained on his initial contract serving for over ten years managing a prestigious ‘mixed use’ development, and recently moving into a more strategic role, being given the position of Head of Security.

He is a firm believer in communication between industry professionals at all levels, developing a more accessible way of sharing and enhancing best practice for both site management and industry wide.

Justin is part of the events team for ASIS UK, helping to deliver the quarterly seminars to industry colleagues. Founder and chair of a local networking forum which began in 2009, that has attracted attendees from businesses and iconic buildings in both the local borough and the City of London.

A keen supporter of brain injury support charity Headway, Justin has previously raised money and awareness for ABI sufferers and families.

Leanne Salisbury, Cyber Threat Intelligence, EY

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Leanne is a manager in EY´s Europe, Middle East, India & Africa (EMEIA) Cyber Threat Intelligence Team. She has over seventeen years of experience in intelligence & security operations for military, government and critical national infrastructure both in Europe and Oceania.

Leanne is passionate about cyber threat intelligence, emerging technologies and behaviour prediction tools to increase competitive advantage for her clients. Her experience includes; digital transformation programmes (network analysis, sentiment analysis, and predictive analysis), agile methodologies, SecDevOps and business change management.

She holds a Master of Arts (MA) in English from City University, London, along with Prince 2 Project Management, Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) qualifications, and military intelligence qualifications.

Lynn Watts-Plumpkin FSyI, FIIRSM, TechIOSH, CEO, Vigornian Compliance Services

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Lynn Watts-Plumpkin started her security career as a Security Operator for Sainsbury’s.  Since then Lynn has been employed by companies such as P&O Containers, Sigma Security, Nationwide Investigations, SSAIB and NSI.  For ten years Lynn was self-employed, where she conducted work on contracts for HMV, Harrods, Deutsche Bank, Science Museum and Laura Ashley.

Lynn’s current main role is a Lead Auditor for ACM-CCAS.  In addition to this she is working on a Government contract assisting other countries to raise standards within the security industry and assists overseas Certification Bodies to obtain UKAS approval for ISO 17021 and ISO 17065.

Lynn chairs the GW/3 committee responsible for private security management and services standards, which includes standards such as BS

7858 vetting and screening, BS 7499 static site guarding and door supervision BS7960 and has implemented a major change to the British Standards this year, which will be announced towards the end of 2019.

Mike Bluestone MA CSyP FSyI, Director, Corps Consult

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Mike has served in the military both in the UK, and overseas, and is the Director of Security Consulting with Corps Security.

With an MA in Security Management awarded by Loughborough University, he is a Chartered Security Professional; Vice President, Fellow, and a former Chairman of the Security Institute; Ambassador for the Register of Chartered Security Professionals; Member of the London Resilience Academic Partnership; and Chair of the Security Management committee of the British Standards Institution

Mike led the development of BS16000:2015 ‘Security Management and Operational Guidelines’. He is also a member of the BSI Security Strategy Group, and represents Corps Security with the Police and Security (PaS) initiative.

Mike Hurst CPP, Director, HJA Consult & AllSecurityEvents.com

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Professionally, Mike Hurst CPP® has spent thirty years in the security and fire profession as a specialist recruiter, strategic consultant and event organiser.  He is a director and principal consultant with HJA Consult Ltd and a director and co-founder of www.AlllSecurityEvents.com, the universal security events listing site.

As a volunteer leader Mike has been Vice Chairman of the UK Chapter of ASIS International, the world’s premier association for security professionals for 10 years and serves on its European Governance Work Stream, Leadership and Management Practices Council and is a member of the global ESRM initiative. 

He is also the UK Representative for the International Foundation of Protection Officers and sits on the board of The Security Commonwealth, the umbrella organisation for security membership bodies.  He was a director of The Security Institute standing down in 2017 having served the maximum six-year term of office: he still serves on its Validation Board. 

He is an Associate Member of the Association of Security Consultants and a Member of the British Standards Institute GW/3 - Private Security Management & Services Committee.

Nicky Thompson, Client Relations Manager, Northland Controls

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Nicky has been in the security industry for the last 28 years, starting out as a central station operator for a large security organization back in 1992. Following time spent out on the road with a security engineer, she decided to be out on the road and took up a 3 year Security Engineer apprenticeship and became a Security Installation Engineer spending 7 years installing Intruder alarms, Access control and CCTV Systems.

This part of her career has served her well, however she felt that perhaps one day she would like to have a family and the possibility of climbing ladders with a drill might not be a forever option, so she moved into a Sales Engineers role and worked her way up through various parts of the security industry, working in Manufacturing with Lenel before creating a new and diverse role within Sales and marketing for Northland Controls.

Nicky is a people person and has spent the last 20 years building key and trusting relationships, working with various businesses from within education and public sector to very large global corporate organisations, helping to protect businesses and people around todays threat of terrorism, which is sometimes not an easy task.

She enjoys the very diverse industry that we work in and we have seen massive change in both technology and the way we use and review security. She believes the next 5-10 years we will see an even bigger change which has already started with Cyber.

Nigel J Carpenter FSyI RISC, Owner & Principal Consultant, Nigel Carpenter Associates Ltd

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Nigel Carpenter has been involved in the provision of security services for over 45 years.  After a 23-year first career RN Police Service and which culminated in the senior appointment of Combined Services Provost Marshal at Gibraltar, Nigel has pursued a second career in industry, in varying global security roles with Mobil Oil, British Gas, Amoco Corporation, BP plc and as Group Head of Security at Amec.

Since early 2015 Nigel has been running a security risk management and corporate social responsibility consultancy supporting clients across the globe.

Peter J French MBE, CEO, SSR Personnel

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Peter J French award the MBE in 2010. He is the Chief Executive of SSR® Personnel, the leading recruitment consultancy in the field of security risk, permanent or interim hire, with a significant workforce presence in Europe. SSR® has been recognised globally as a best in class security recruitment consultancy. He has been recognised as one of the sectors security visionaries in the IFSEC annual awards. This year SSR Middle East was awarded best security recruitment company in the region.

Peter serves on the Chartered Security Professionals Registration Authority. He is a Fellow of the Security Institute, ASIS Certified Protection Professional, a Past Master, Principle Founding Member and former Trustee of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals.  He is one of the co-founders of the Security Benevolent Fund that supports those in the security profession that require financial support in times of need.

With a dedicated team of Volunteers, he organises the WCoSP Spring Dance that has to date raised over £500,000 for good causes.  In July 2019 he was honoured with the Root & Branch award by the City Liveries Club for his ongoing work with the Livery and Charities.

Dr Peter Speight, MD, Future Risk Management Ltd

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Peter is a Charted Security Professional, he holds a Doctorate in Business Administration, which focussed on Security Risk Management within a business environment, an MSc in Security Risk Management and an MSc in Security Management.

Peter has had several articles published on security subjects within the Journal of Applied Security Research and professional trade magazines, and is a visiting lecture on security risk management at a number of Universities.

Peter has designed, developed and implemented integrated solutions within major global organisation 4 of which, have won ‘security excellence awards’. In 2014 Peter was awarded ‘Risk Manager’ of the year.  Peter has also published his first Book entitled ‘Why Security Fails’.

Richard Stevens MSc, Deputy Leader Global Security, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

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Richard Stevens is the Deputy Global Security Leader (D-CSO) for PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) with responsibility for providing strategic advice and standards development on security and incident risk management to 153 individual PwC member firms and over 240,000 employees.

Richard is a former Army Officer (Intelligence Corps) with nearly 20 years of military and security experience, which he has brought to the corporate security world.  He has a particular interest on the role intelligence reporting can play in helping identify and manage contemporary threats to organisations; and this interest formed the basis of his MSc dissertation in 2017.  In 2018 Richard was listed on the IFSEC Global Influencers list for Security Management.

A converged security advocate by nature, Richard is able to draw on both his Government and Commercial experience of Military Security, Information Security/Information Assurance, Corporate Security and Cyber Security.  He believes passionately that security is not a series of individual ‘functional stovepipes’ but a collective activity to use the best ideas to provide ‘Smart’ solutions to modern security challenges. 

Richard has spoken at a variety of Security Industry functions, and panels, and has published security though leadership articles. Richard is also the Director of Education for the ASIS UK Chapter.

Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive, National Security Inspectorate

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Since 2014 as CEO of the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), Richard’s focus has been to build on the established integrity and standing of NSI, re-inforce the value of third party certification for buyers of security and fire safety solutions, and increase transparency in the certification process for approved companies. This followed a multi-disciplined career in the private sector within the UK and EMEA, spanning sales, retail and wholesale distribution, manufacturing and international logistics and systems, with organisations including IKEA, Chubb, Steelcase and Caterpillar.  

Wholly independent, NSI is a UKAS accredited third party certification body maintaining a register of over 1800 Approved Companies with NSI Gold approval (for ‘product’ and ‘quality management systems’ certification) the most widely recognised and highest benchmark of approval in the Security Systems, Guarding Services and Fire Safety sectors, and delivers integrated certification services through a national network of dedicated expert auditors. Commercial, public sector and domestic buyers recognise the NSI hallmark of approval as the symbol of integrity, technical competence and professionalism of service by providers across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

NSI maintains a close dialogue with its stakeholders in the Police, Security Industry Authority, the Insurer community, the Security Camera Commissioner as well as being the only Certification Body to deliver the full suite of BAFE Fire Safety Schemes (including for commercial premises, the new Kitchen Fire Protection Scheme (SP206). NSI is currently actively supportive of the security alarms industry ECHO initiative to increase reliability and speed of alarm signalling transfers to the Police.

A supporter of the development of new talent in the industry, NSI is a founding stakeholder of the ‘Engineers of Tomorrow’ competition recognising young talent at the Security Excellence Awards dinner tonight.

Russell Penny CPP, MSyI, RISC, Founder and Director, Denarius Consultancy

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Russell is the former Head of the UK’s Police International Counter Terrorism Unit and National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO), and retired in 2008 in the role of Detective Chief Superintendent after 31years service with the Metropolitan Police.

His subsequent corporate security roles have included Director of International Security Operations for Constellation Energy; Chief Security Officer (Global) for Christie’s; Security Technical Planning, Project Integration and Security Co-ordination for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, London 2012; Organisational and Security Reviews; Security Planning for the Rugby World Cup 2015.

Russell is the Founder and Managing Director for Denarius Consultancy and he is the UK and International Security Consultant to Exelon Corporation.

He is Director of Engagement for ASIS (UK) and ASIS member for the Security Commonwealth; Court Assistant, Liveryman and Committee Vice Chair of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals; Advisory Board member for Global Terrorism International Network (TINYg); Steering Group Member for Safety, Security and Resilience for Major Events International (MEI) and a member of the Association of Security Consultants and the Security Institute.

Stephen Emmins, Business Development Manager, Quadrant Security Group 

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Steve Emmins has been in the security industry for over 29 years, holding a number of senior security positions within the private sector.

Currently for QSG, Steve is managing the NHS portfolio including Broadmoor high security psychiatric hospital and Rampton high security psychiatric hospital.

Steve has been a member of ASIS since 2000 and worked on the committee helping organize many events, prior to being made a board director in September 2015. The UK Chapter of ASIS International is a licensee of the Register of Chartered Security Professionals which Steve is on the CYSPRA committee which manages the Charter for the WCoSP.

He is a Freeman of the City of London and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, having chaired the M&F for 3 years. After a number of years on the Court, in June 2018 Steve was elected to the office of Junior Warden for the WCoSP and this year has been elected to Middle Warden office.

Steve has also been on the Committee of the City of London Crime Prevention Association for 6 years, and was for 3 years a Hub team member for the Cross Sector Safety Communications (CSSC), set up by the Metropolitan Police for public safety.

 

JUDGING PANEL FOR 2018:

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Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI, Chairman, Security Institute 

Alison is Chairman of the Security Institute, and Senior Lecturer in Security Risk Management at the University of Portsmouth, where she runs the Professional Doctorate in Security Risk Management. Alison is also an Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute.

Alison’s publications include Selling Security: The Private Policing of Public Space (Willan Publishing, 2003), The Sage Dictionary of Policing (Sage, 2009, edited with Jenny Fleming), and Ethical and Social Perspectives on Situational Crime Prevention (Hart Publishing, 2000, edited with Andrew von Hirsch and David Garland). She currently serves on the editorial boards of Security Journal, the Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice and the Internet Journal of Restorative Justice, and the international advisory board of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology.

Prior to joining the University of Portsmouth in January 2010, Alison taught at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. She has previously lectured at City University London and the University of Leicester, and worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers as a management consultant following her PhD at the University of Cambridge. Alison was also Executive Secretary of the British Society of Criminology from 2004 to 2008.

Amanda McCloskey, Sales & Marketing Director, CIS Security

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Amanda McCloskey is Sales and Marketing Director of CIS Security and CIS Front of House. Having entered the industry as a HR Manager, she had a baptism of fire co-ordinating the licensing of hundreds of Officers in the wake of the regulation of the security guarding industry over a decade ago. Following successful delivery of the regulated staff, Amanda answered a business need to move into the commercial side of the business and was promoted to Director. Amanda worked with the board on the development of the ethos and communications strategy which has helped to make CIS a leading, trusted supplier of integrated security services.

Amanda’s passion points include the diversification of the security industry, as such she is Chairman of the ASIS Women in Security group. She has contributed her views in favour of gender diversification in the industry in publications such as FM World, Risk UK, City Security and Infologue. She championed an initiative at CIS called 20:20 Vision with the aim of achieving 20% female staff at CIS by 2020. Amanda mentors a number of young apprentices and advocates job-sharing and innovative flexible working practices to enable the preferred working patterns of those who have childcare or study commitments.

Amanda is also a member of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals and is a Liveryman of the City of London.

Brett Lovegrove MA FRSA FSyI, Co-Founder and Director, TriTectus Ltd 

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Brett is the former City of London Police Head of Counter Terrorism and a former senior police officer in the Metropolitan Police Service.  He is today a Director at TriTectus, the Chairman of the Defence and Security Group at the London Chamber, the Chairman of Paratum, CEO of the City Security and Resilience Networks (CSARN) and an Ambassador for Crimestoppers.  All of his companies operate at government level and are embedded across the full global defence and resilience spectrum.

Caroline Bashford, Director of Training, THESMA

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Caroline has a background in major corporate project management and business development and a number of years’ experience at the forefront of the security training market.

She is responsible for managing TheSMA’s international training and customer service programmes.

TheSMA is the security management training arm of Security Exchange Limited, developing and delivering cutting edge, innovative courses in security and crisis management internationally.

A long-term member and supporter of ASIS Caroline worked to promote the education certifications and helps security professionals achieve these prestigious credentials.

She was elected to the ASIS UK Board in 2017 and her role includes membership and women in security.

Cedrick Moriggi, Global Head of Security, LafargeHolcim

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Cedrick Moriggi is a C-Suite Professional (CSO, CISO) with 20+ years of experience in banking, mining, extractive, building, military and service sectors.

He is an innovator and results-driven leader who has successfully integrated multi-cultural teams and stakeholders to create, improve, transform, and downsize corporate functions and businesses

Cedrick has extensive consultant and advisor to the chairman, CEO, members of the executive board, and leaders on the protection (Safety and Security), resilience, and recovery of the company’s most valuable assets (human, physical, digital, and reputation)

In his current position, he has the global responsibility for identifying, protecting, securing, defending and recovering Lafargeholcim’s most valuable assets (human, physical, digital and reputation) against internal and external threats.

Cedrick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Management, an EMBA and is an associate Professor at EDHEC Business.

Cedrick has dual Swiss and Italian nationality and has served as an officer in the Swiss Army (antiterrorism, intelligence and military justice as a military judge).

Chris Northy-Baker BSc(Hons), CSyP, FSyI, FInstLM, Owner, CNB Security Consultancy

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Chris Northy-Baker has worked within the security field for over 44 years which spans the Royal Air Force, Home Office albeit seconded and loan service and the commercial world. During the period at the Home Office he managed a vessel stopping project for which he was awarded a Meritorious Commendation in The Queen’s Birthday Honourers. He also served as a civil servant as Head of Business Resilience. 

He then entered the corporate security world as Head of Security for The London Clinic; he now owns a security consultancy business. Chris has worked in numerous security roles in various countries.  In May 2011, Chris was one of ten to be awarded Chartered Security Professional CSyP.  He is currently teaching security courses for PerpetuityARC Training.  Chris is also helping at a local British Legion Home in his spare time.

Christopher Aldous, Director, Design Security Ltd

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Chris Aldous has extensive experience in assessing security requirements, as well as hands-on experience delivering security design for major projects such as the main stadium for London 2012. Chris has developed Design Security Ltd portfolio of projects ranging from advice in hostile environments for Oil and Gas clients, through to writing strategic security papers for a UK-based financial sector client.

Chris holds BA Honours in Social Policy and Criminology and the ASIS International Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP) qualifications.

Darren Carter, Head of Group Security, Edwardian Hotels London

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Darren Carter has spent 21 years in the security industry predominantly in hospitality, the past 13 years as Head of Group Security for Edwardian Hotels London. He is Chairman of the Institute of Hotel Security Management, a Director on the Operating Board of ASIS UK Chapter, a member of The Security Institute and of the Security Commonwealth.  Prior to joining the industry Darren enjoyed an 8 year career in the Fleet Air arm, Royal Navy.

David Clark CPP PCI PSP, Head of Security, Francis Crick Institute

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David Clark CPP PCI PSP has been in the security industry for 24 years since leaving the army. He has held a number of senior security positions; he is currently Head of Security for the Francis Crick Institute, a globally renowned unique scientific research centre in London. Previously, David has led on a number of Policing and Counter Terrorism initiatives in London’s South Bank and in recent years has designed and implemented executive protection and physical security programs for major companies in the UK and overseas. Among his senior positions, David is Chairman of ASIS UK Chapter 208, a member of the CSO Center, a London First SRN advisory board member and Immediate Past Chairman of the Security Commonwealth.  David is also a member of the SIA strategic forum, a member of AUCSO, PISF, the Association of Security Consultants the National Griffin Executive and the Internet of Things Security Forum.

Dawn Holmes, Global Director Security Technology, Bloomberg LP 

Dawn Holmes has been a corporate security manager for 18 years.  Dawn is currently specialising in delivering physical security technical solutions for Bloomberg: providing innovative and leading edge security solutions in a dynamic workplace, ensuring consistency across a global portfolio and safeguarding solutions are relevant and that the link between the kit and the human is always considered. Most recent major project was delivering and transitioning the security solutions for the new Bloomberg London headquarters building. Has experience with security project management, guarding, investigations and asset protection within the corporate security arena for predominately financial and data services sectors, but with experience in logistics, retail and manufacturing sectors.

Don Randall  MBE , CSyP, Chief Executive , Don Randall Associates

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Don Randall served with the City of London Police from 1969-1995, with specific emphasis on fraud and counter terrorism.  Following 13 years at JPMorgan Chase as Managing Director, he joined the Bank of England in 2008 and was appointed the Bank’s first Chief Information Security Officer in 2013.

Don is chairman of the ‘Sister Banks’, City of London Crime Prevention Association and ‘Project Griffin’ and a member of the City of London Crime Disorder Reduction Panel.  He is also a member of the London First Security Advisory Board, Executive Member of the London Resilience Board, Chairman of the London Resilience Business Sector Panel and Co-founder and Vice Chairman of the Cross Sector Safety & Security Communications initiative.

Don is a Fellow of the Security Institute and a Chartered Security Professional.  He has also served as an external lay member of the City of London Police Committee.

In 2007, Don was awarded an MBE for services to law enforcement for the harmonisation of the public/private sectors.  He was presented with a Security Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Security Profession in 2013 and in 2015 was a recipient of the International Police and Public Safety 9/11 Commendation Medal.

Emma Shaw MBA CSyP, Managing Director, Esoteric Ltd

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Emma is the founder and Managing Director of Esoteric Ltd, a well-established Electronic Bug Sweeping, Counter-Espionage and Intelligence gathering company based in Surrey, UK.  The company provides a solution based approach to countering espionage activity to both commercial and non-commercial organisations internationally.

An MBA graduate, and a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP) Emma’s early career was spent with the Royal Military Police, followed by a career in the Ministry of Defence. Emma founded Esoteric Ltd in 1998.

 Emma’s involvement with the security profession covers numerous sectors and she interacts with security professionals in various capacities. She is a Vice President of the Security Institute, having previously been Chairman (2013 to 2015) and Vice-Chairman with responsibility for its strategic direction and finances.  Emma also holds two non-executive director positions.

In addition, Emma is southern region chairman of the Defence Industry Security Association (DISA) and council member for City and Security Resilience Networks (CSARN). An active participant in the development of industry standards and best practice techniques for technical security counter measures, she has worked closely with Skills for Security National Occupational Standards and National Security Inspectorate Codes of Practice.

Garry Evanson MSc.BA.PgDip.PGCE.CSyP.FsyI, Head of Security & Emergency Planning, Westminster Abbey

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Garry is a Chartered Security Professional and is currently Head of Security & Emergency Planning at Westminster Abbey having previously been Group Head of Security Operations for the global banknote and passport manufacturers DeLaRue plc. Prior to this he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Military Police having served in Iraq, Bosnia and West Africa. His broad security background is complemented by a MSc. in Policing Science (Portsmouth) where he won the Vathek Postgraduate Prize, a Pg.Dip. in Security Management (Loughborough) and the PGCE in Higher Education (Surrey). He is Vice President and Immediate Past Chairman of the Security Institute and was involved with the launch of the Chartered Security Professional (CSyP) programme. His other experience includes regularly presenting at OSCE Vienna and conferences in Asia. He is the present Chairman of the Royal Military Police Association (Hampshire) and previously a Trustee of Victim Support for over 9 years.

Geoff Tate, Chairman, SSAIB

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Geoff Tate began work in the security industry in the late ’60s following an engineering apprenticeship. His career in the security industry began when he worked, as an installation and services engineer, for Group 4 Securitas in Liverpool. He then joined Mono Alarms’ as manager of their Liverpool branch, becoming north-west regional manager when the firm merged with Granley Alarms. He subsequently became Granley Alarms product manager with responsibility for selecting products, product support, quality and also the design of control equipment and a manufacturing facility located in St Neots. Granley Alarms was taken over first by the Chloride Group and then acquired by RCA and finally by Securicor. Geoff was appointed technical director of Securicor Alarms until the mid-’90s then worked as a consultant before taking over as chief executive of SSAIB in 1999 a role he continued in until 2015 when he was appointed the Chairman of the SSAIB.

Gerald Moor, CEO, The Inkerman Group

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Gerald Moor's career includes 20 commissioned years in the British Army where he was involved in the International intelligence arena including counter terrorism. On leaving the Services, he founded and ran a manufacturing business, where he also invented and developed the World’s only back mounted propulsion system with a variable speed control; a business he sold.

He has been a director of the British Sports Manufacturing Association and Chairman of the Diving Trade Association, has been Chairman of a hospital offering innovative services and Governor of a State Community College. He sold his first business in 1996 and went on to establish The Inkerman Group in the same year, where he is the CEO. He was Master of the Worshipful Company of the Security Professionals in 2012 – 2013 and is now Past Master Emeritus and also a Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Gunmakers.

He is a Freeman of the City of London, a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), a member of the Special Forces Club, the London Livery Club and the Carlton Club. He is seen as an industry recognised leader in the world of Specialist Security both in the UK but also abroad where he is the owner and CEO of Deutsche Inkerman Gmbh.  He enjoys fly fishing and shooting.

Graham Bassett MSyI, FIRP, FInstSMM, Director, gbruk limited

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Vice Chairman  of ASIS UK and member of the ASIS European Advisory Council), sits on the Project Griffin Board National Executive Board,  is a Trustee of the City of London Police Children’s Charity (City Kids) and a Committee Member of the City of London Crime Prevention Association.

He is also part of the City Security Magazine Editorial team, a Liveryman of the WCoSP, Member of the Security Institute (MSyI), Freeman of the City of London and a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Consultants. He is also the founding director of GBRUK, a niche London based security recruitment consultancy and joint founder of AllSecurtyEvents.com.

Graham is also involved in a variety of other security and charity related initiatives.

James Morris, Regional Security Manager, EMEA, Aon

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James Morris is the Regional Security Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for Aon, based in London. James is a Security, Safety and Crisis Manager with over 15 years protecting assets to enable business operations across the financial, extractives, military and government sectors.  He has held operational roles in multiple complex environments globally.

James has worked for Aon for the past 18-months, protecting Aon’s own assets as well as proving security and crisis management support to Aon’s global client base.  Previously, James was the Security Operations Manager, EMEA for AIG, supporting AIG’s clients around the region.

Before relocating to the UK to join AIG, James was the Regional Security Manager in Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso for IAMGOLD Corporation, where he led risk management for new jurisdictions, compliance, investigations, and travel security, while managing the company response to crises in Burkina Faso and Mali and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Previously, as EMEA Regional Security Analyst for Newmont Mining Corporation in Ghana, he protected assets for the company in the region including a $2.4B gold mine by developing the mine’s security and crisis management plans, while conducting multiple due-diligence investigations of potential new projects and partners and leading the company’s security and human rights programme.  James started his career in security management in Iraq with AEGIS Defence Services, before joining the security team at the British Embassy in Afghanistan where he supported Her Majesty’s Ambassador as part of the Overseas Security Manager’s 4-person team.

Leanne Salisbury, Director, Salisbury Consultancy Solutions

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Leanne is a consultant, Director of Salisbury Consultancy Solutions, specialising in security culture, organisational change and project management.  Currently delivering services for a high priority Government programme with an 8-figure budget and c.700 staff in the portfolio which delivers across all core areas of the business.

Lynn Watts-Plumpkin, Certification Manager, CCAS

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Lynn Watts-Plumpkin started her security career as a Security Operator for Sainsbury’s.  Since then Lynn has been employed by companies such as P&O Containers, Sigma Security, Nationwide Investigations, SSAIB and NSI.

For ten years Lynn was self-employed, where she conducted work for HMV, Harrods, Deutsche Bank, Science Museum and Laura Ashley etc.

In Lynn’s current role at CCAS, she is responsible for managing the certification side of the business which specialises in quality, environmental, health and safety and information security management systems auditing. Auditing companies in construction, manufacturing, and other services including the SIA Approved Contractors Scheme.

Lynn chairs the GW/3 committee responsible for private security management and services standards and the Security Institute’s Standards Special Interest Group.

Mike Bluestone MA CyP FSyI, Director, Corps Consult

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Mike has served in the military both in the UK, and overseas, and is the Director of Security Consulting with Corps Security.

With an MA in Security Management awarded by Loughborough University, he is a Chartered Security Professional; Vice President, Fellow, and a former Chairman of the Security Institute; Ambassador for the Register of Chartered Security Professionals; Member of the London Resilience Academic Partnership; and Chair of the Security Management committee of the British Standards Institution

Mike led the development of BS16000:2015 ‘Security Management and Operational Guidelines’. He is also a member of the BSI Security Strategy Group, and represents Corps Security with the Police and Security (PaS) initiative.

Mike Hurst CPP, Director, HJA Fire and Security & AllSecurityEvents.com

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Mike Hurst CPP has spent almost thirty years in the security and fire profession, twenty-five of which have been as a specialist recruitment consultant with HJA Fire and Security where he is a director dealing with a wide range of clients and roles.  He is also co-founder of www.AlllSecurityEvents.com  the universal security events listing site.

He has been Vice Chairman of the UK Chapter of ASIS International, the world’s premier association for security professionals for nine years and serves on its European Advisory Council, Leadership and Management Practices Council and is a member of the global ESRM initiative.  He was a director of The Security Institute standing down in 2017 having served the maximum six-year term of office.   He is a Member of the BSI GW/3 Committee.

Nigel J Carpenter FSyI RISC, Owner & Principal Consultant, Nigel Carpenter Associates Ltd

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Nigel Carpenter has been involved in the provision of security services for over 45 years.  After a 23-year first career RN Police Service and which culminated in the senior appointment of Combined Services Provost Marshal at Gibraltar, Nigel has pursued a second career in industry, in varying global security roles with Mobil Oil, British Gas, Amoco Corporation, BP plc and as Group Head of Security at Amec.

Since early 2015 Nigel has been running a security risk management and corporate social responsibility consultancy supporting clients across the globe.

Patrick Dealtry, Director, Lone Working Services

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Following a military career, Patrick Dealtry joined the security industry in 1989 working for various security companies.

In 1994 joined what is now Corps Security finishing as Sales and Marketing Director. For 10 years he was Chairman of the BSI committee GW3 responsible for manned services standards.

Left in 2003 to co-found Skyguard one of the pioneers, and now the market leader, of the Lone Worker market.

Since 2011 Patrick has been a security consultant specialising in Lone Worker protection, advising companies on entry to the market, ARCs on Lone Worker alarm monitoring and to employers wishing to protect their Lone Workers. He also writes articles, blogs, speaks at and chairs Lone Worker events.

Drafted the original BS8484 and chaired the BSI committee which brought it into being and the subsequent revisions. Currently working on producing a European version.

Founding Chairman of the BSIA Lone Worker Section.

Peter J French, Chief Executive, SSR Personnel

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Peter J French is the Chief Executive of SSR® Personnel, the leading recruitment consultancy in the field of security risk, permanent or interim hire, with a significant workforce presence in Europe. SSR® has been recognised globally as a best in class security recruitment consultancy. He is recognised as one of the sectors  security visionaries in the IFSEC annual awards.

Peter serves on the Chartered Security Professionals Registration Authority. He is a Fellow of the Security Institute, a Past Master, Principle Founding Member and former Trustee of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, he has raised over £450,000 for good causes.  Peter is one of the co-founders of the Security Benevolent Fund that supports those in the security profession that require financial support in times of need.

Dr Peter Speight, MD, Future Risk Management Ltd

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Peter is a Charted Security Professional, he holds a Doctorate in Business Administration, which focussed on Security Risk Management within a business environment, an MSc in Security Risk Management and an MSc in Security Management. Peter has had several articles published on security subjects within the Journal of Applied Security Research and professional trade magazines, and is a visiting lecture on security risk management at a number of Universities. Peter has designed, developed and implemented integrated solutions within major global organisation 4 of which, have won ‘security excellence awards’. In 2014 Peter was awarded ‘Risk Manager’ of the year Peter has also published his first Book entitled ‘Why Security Fails’.

Phillip Hagon QPM BSc(Hons) MSt (Cantab), Director, Phill Hagon Consultancy Limited

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Phillip Hagon joined Sainsbury's in May 2005 on his retirement as a Commander at New Scotland Yard. He spent thirty-three years with the Metropolitan Police, holding a huge number of different posts in that time. He was chief of staff for the then Commissioner, Sir Paul Condon, Commander of all Boroughs North of the Thames and Heathrow Airport, and was the Acting Deputy Assistant Commissioner for the Directorate of Professional Standards.

For nearly ten years he was responsible for creating and implementing the Sainsbury’s security strategy. In 2015 he launched a third career and now has his own security consultancy company working with a variety of clients.

He has a first degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Criminology from Cambridge University where he was awarded the Victor Lissack prize.

He is a Liveryman and the Master of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals Livery Company. He is a trustee director of the Fraud Advisory Panel charity.

He was awarded the Queens Police Medal for Distinguished Service in the 2005 New Year’s Honours.

Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive, NSI - National Security Inspectorate

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With a history stretching back nearly 50 years, NSI is the leading Certification Body serving the Security Systems, Guarding Services, Security Monitoring and Fire Safety sectors, proud of UKAS accreditation, and appointed by the SIA as an ACS assessing body.

Over 1800 NSI approved companies  - most with NSI Gold  approval (for ‘product’ and ‘quality management systems’ certification) - mean NSI’s reach provides assurance of the highest levels of service for many domestic, commercial and public sector users who rely on NSI approval as the hallmark of integrity, technical competence and professionalism by Security Systems, Guarding and Fire Safety Service providers across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

NSI maintains a close dialogue with its stakeholders in the Police, SIA, Insurer community, as well as BAFE, the DHF and the office of the Security Camera Commissioner.

A supporter of the development of new talent in the industry, NSI is a founding stakeholder of the ‘Engineers of Tomorrow’ competition recognised at the Security Excellence Awards dinner tonight. It is closely supportive of the security alarms industry ECHO initiative for the further integration of alarm signaling to the Police, and is shortly to deliver BAFE’s recently announced SP206 Kitchen Fire Protection scheme - applicable to all commercial kitchens.

NSI is committed to delivering integrated certification services through its national network of security industry dedicated expert auditors. NSI GOLD approved companies all now work to the latest ISO 9001:2015 standard,  marking the successful end to its transition project run over the last 2 years.

Richard Stevens. Deputy Director Global Security, Ernst and Young (EY)

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Richard Stevens is the Deputy Director (EMEIA) Global Security for Ernst and Young (EY), with a span of security responsibility which covers 440 offices and 125,000 EY employees in 98 countries.

Richard is a former Army Officer (Intelligence Corps) with nearly 20 years of military and security experience, which he has brought to the corporate security world.  He has a particular interest on the role intelligence reporting can play in helping identify and manage contemporary threats to organisations; and this interest formed the basis of his MSc dissertation in 2017.  In 2018 Richard was listed on the IFSEC Global Influencers list for Security Management.

A converged security advocate by nature, Richard is able to draw on both his Government and Commercial experience of Military Security, Information Security/Information Assurance, Corporate Security and Cyber Security.  He believes passionately that security is not a series of individual ‘functional stovepipes’ but a collective activity to use the best ideas to provide ‘Smart’ solutions to modern security challenges.  Richard has spoken at a variety of Security Industry functions and panels, and has recently accepted the position of Director of Education for the ASIS UK Chapter.

Russell Penny CPP MSyI, Founder and Director, Denarius Consultancy

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Russell is the former Head of the UK’s Police International Counter Terrorism Unit and National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO), and retired in 2008 in the role of Detective Chief Superintendent after 31years service with the Metropolitan Police.

His subsequent corporate security roles have included Director of International Security Operations for Constellation Energy; Chief Security Officer (Global) for Christie’s; Security Technical Planning, Project Integration and Security Co-ordination for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, London 2012; Organisational and Security Reviews; Security Planning for the Rugby World Cup 2015.

He is currently the UK and International Security Consultant to Exelon Corporation and leads Axis Communications in Critical Infrastructure in Northern Europe.

He is Director of Engagement for ASIS (UK) and ASIS member for the Security Commonwealth; Court Assistant, Liveryman and Committee Member of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals; Advisory Board member for Global Terrorism International Network (TINYg); Steering Group Member for Safety, Security and Resilience for Major Events International (MEI) and a member of the Security Institute.

Simon Ince Bed MIFSM, Principal Fire Consultant, Ascent Fire Safety

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Simon is a freelance consultant working in the field of fire safety and fire risk management. He has an excellent reputation as a fire safety advocate; supporting and promoting new initiatives and new products that help reduce the risk that fire still represents to us all.

He has a background in fire testing and third party certification of materials and products. His work with an accredited certification body has given him an understanding of quality assurance and manufacturing in the fire sector.  His has also worked with a leading fire testing lab, where he gained first-hand experience of product development testing; thus he understands the depth of work that goes into bringing ‘proven’ fire safety products to the market.

Stephen Ackroyd MSc FSyl CSyP, Senior Lecturer in Aviation Security, Bucks New University

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A Senior Lecturer in Aviation Security at Bucks New University and is the course leader, for the Masters’ Degree in Aviation Security programme.  

Stephen is a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP), registered IATA External Instructor, a Fellow (FSyl) at the UK’s Security Institute and sits in the Operating Board of the UK Chapter of ASIS International.

Was former Head of Aviation Security for UK airline British Midland International (known as bmi), which at the time, was the second largest UK airline operating out of Heathrow and a previous military service, in the British Royal Marine Commandos. Has a Masters’ Degree in Security Management from Loughborough University and the Certificate in Terrorism Studies from the University of St Andrews.

Stephen Emmins, Managing Director, Lazerbeam Fire & Security Ltd

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Steve Emmins has been in the security industry for over 28 years, holding a number of senior security positions within the private sector.

Managing Director of Lazerbeam Fire & Security, who help protect various Blue Chip Companies in London by providing Fire and Security solutions and PPM.

Steve has been a member of ASIS since 2000 and worked on the committee helping organize many events, prior to being made a board director in September 2015.

He is a Freeman of the City of London. Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals having chaired the M&F committee. In June 2018 Steve was elected to the office of Junior Warden for the WCoSP.

Steve has also been on the Committee of the City of London Crime Prevention Association for 5 years, and was for 3 years a Hub team member for the Cross Sector Safety Communications (CSSC), set up by the Metropolitan Police for public safety. 

Steve is a trustee of two charities; Embrace CVOC and the CoLCPA.

 

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