The Judging

The Judging Process

Many thanks to our 2022 Judges. The 2023 judges will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

For the 2023 Awards, the judging will take place during September/October, when the judging panel will decide on the winner and finalists for each category, having taken into account and reviewed all submissions.

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

Judging Panel for 2022

Amanda McCloskey, Sales and Marketing Director, CIS Security


Having joined CIS Security 16 years ago as HR Manager Amanda 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. Most recently Amanda has become a strategic committee member of the Consortium for The Prevention of Suicide.

Ashley Watson, Security Operations and Risk Manager, Bank of China


Ashley has been in the security industry for over 16 years and has a combination of engineering, system design, project management, consultancy, corporate security and risk management experience.

Ashley has worked for sites of Critical National Infrastructure to the UK, the UK Government, global technology companies, financial institutions and one of the largest banks in the World.

He holds the ASIS PSP qualification and is a member of ASIS and the Security Institute. Ashley is also on the advisory board for IFPO and in late 2022 become the deputy chair on the Bank Cluster Policing Forum.

Caroline Bashford, Head of Training & Resources, Security Exchange


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, Chief Resilience Officer and Chief Security Officer, Holcim


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 is an 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, as Holcim's Chief resilience officer and Chief Security Officer, he has the overall group resilience responsibility (but financial) with a secondary focus on the global security and resilience responsibility for identifying, protecting, securing, defending and recovering Holcim’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 Swiss Army in anti-terrorism, intelligence and military justice as a military judge.

Chris Middleton, Director, Major Accounts and Strategic Development, Corps Security


A Chartered Security Professional and emotionally intelligent leader with 19 years of proven and demonstrable leadership, having worked and consulted clients in the security and facilities management sectors.

Chris held senior security & facilities management roles for most of my career, working for large professional services firms within corporate real estate. Chris went on to hold senior management positions at EY, PwC, Deloitte, and Marsh & McLennan. He volunteer his time in the security industry, by speaking at global security events and being a panellist in thought leadership discussions, as well as judging awards and sitting on various advisory boards & committees.

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


Chris Northy-Baker has worked within the security field for over 47 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.

Colin Moore MSyl RISC M.ISRM M.IPSA, Founder & Director, Whitegates Security Consulting


Colin Moore served with Cambridgeshire Police between 1975 to 1989, before moving into Security Management within Retail and Logistics. He then became Head of Security for companies such as FedEx Express, Tibbett & Britten, Exel Logistics, DHL and Head of Global Security for the Unipart Group of Companies.

He has also been the Managing Director of a Security Solutions business. In 2019 he set up Whitegates Security Consulting as an independent Security Consultancy.

He is a member of the Security Institute, the International Professional Security Association, Institute of Strategic Risk Management and a Director of the Association of Security Consultants, and is also a previous Security & Fire Excellence Awards winner.

In his spare time he is Chair of Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Watch Association, Chair of Northamptonshire SSAFA and on the Northamptonshire Crimestoppers Committee.

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


Darren Carter has spent 25 years in the security industry predominantly in hospitality, the past 17 years as Group Director Security, Safety & Sustainability 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


Career in the security industry began over 38 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 year’s participation in the development and maintenance of both British & European standards applicable to Electronic Security Systems.

David Ward CSyP, Senior Security Consultant, DW Associates


David Ward is a senior security consultant who has worked at every level of the security industry and over many security disciplines for over 25 years. In 2000, he founded Ward Security a company which under his direction, grew to become one of the leading security company’s in the UK with a £45m turnover, employing over 1000 security personnel. He left his Chief Executive position in the business in 2021 to establish DW Associates and specialise in working with businesses at an international level to provide risk management consultancy, security advice and training.

He is a board trustee of the CSSC (Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communications) and Chair of the Southeast Region, a role he has held since 2015 and one that involves developing strong partnerships between law enforcement agencies, local and national government and private sector businesses. He is the creator of the City Security Council (CSC) and until recently was Chair of the Group. The CSC is a collective of premier city security companies formed with the specific purpose of improving incident responses by security companies in the City of London in times of major crises by working collaboratively together and in partnership with the City of London Police and the City of London Corporation.

He has recently been appointed to the board at the Security Commonwealth (SyCom) where his main role involves understanding the perceptions of the security industry and identifying areas that need addressing to manage the overall reputation of the industry in the UK.

David was bestowed the prestigious honour Freedom of the City of London in 2021, a recognition awarded to people who have achieved outstanding success in their chosen field.  In 2022, he achieved Chartered Security Professional (CSyP) status, a professional certification in security held by less than 300 people, which was launched under Royal Charter issued to the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals in 2011.

Dawn Holmes, Security Consultant, HS Consulting


Dawn has 20+ years’ experience as a senior security professional, physical security specialist and consultant.

Having benefitted from working within several different sectors, Dawn has a broad experience with organisational and operational risks and solutions for different industries.

Dawn has managed technical systems and has a holistic approach when it comes to applying technical solutions and ensuring all security solutions are relevant and fit the organisational risks and needs.

An advocate for diversity and attracting the next generation of talent to the Security Profession, Dawn seeks out innovation and steps to modernise the industry.

Emma Shaw MBA CSyP, Managing Director, Esoteric


Emma is the founder and Managing Director of Esoteric Ltd, a well-established Electronic Bug Sweeping, 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. The company was acquired in November 2021 by Mitie plc and Emma also has a senior leadership role as Managing Director of the Intelligence Services Division which Esoteric is part of.

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. 

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) and a Board Director of the Cyber Security Challenge. 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. Emma also holds a non-executive director position.

Garry Bergin PC MSc CSyP CPP® CPOI® CTSP® FSyI F.ISRM, Director & Security Consultant, Manguard Plus


Garry is a highly qualified and experienced security professional with over two decades of security management experience across various security industry sectors.

He currently works as a Commercial / Security Consultant at Manguard Plus. He has extensive strategic security operations and commercial management experience and has previously managed some of the largest global multi-national security contracts.

Garry is a multi-award-winning security and risk professional who has demonstrated a massive contribution to the security industry both in Ireland and internationally. He has been appointed as a Director of the Security Institute of Ireland, Special Advisor to the BEPP at EP², Chair of ISRM Ireland Advisory Board Member at IFPO and a Chartered Member at Vigitrust, to name a few.

Gerald Moor, CEO, The Inkerman Group


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.

Gerald  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.

Gerald  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, AllSecurityEvents & GBRUK


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

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

Through his various volunteer involvement, he has twice been acknowledged in the IFSEC Global Security Influencers annual listing and more recently was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the OSPAs.

With his CSC/CSSC involvement and as previous Chair of London Project Griffin Board (pre-ACT), he is a keen advocate to further develop our private/public partnerships.


Iskandar Jefferies, CPP MSyl, Regional Strategic Account Manager, EMEA, Pinkerton


Iskandar is an accomplished security professional with experience of effectively managing security operations in complex, hostile & high-risk to fast paced corporate environments. His experience spans almost 20 years in the Security industry, starting as a security officer and working up to director level. Iskandar has a colourful background of experience. Iskandar has a unique lens on leadership, mentorship, coaching and support. Iskandar specialises in servicing Technology clients and has a proven track record gained from working closely with the globe’s top technology organizations.

Outside of his role with Pinkerton as a Regional Strategic Account Manager – EMEA Iskandar is a valued; Advisor to the Board of International Foundation for Protection Officer (IFPO) having previously held positions on the Board of Directors for ASIS UK: Director for Diversity Equity & Inclusion; Director of Young Professionals.

He attained his ASIS certified protection professional (CPP) in 2013, is a member of the UK security institute (MSyl) and is an active member within the UK security industry.

Iskandar was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in July of 2019.


Jayne King, Head of Security & Site Services, Central Services – Essentia, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Jayne King joined the NHS in 1991 and has extensive experience in managing Security Services in the Healthcare environment managing both in house teams and contracted services. She is currently the Head of Security and Site Services at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London which is one of the largest and oldest hospitals in the UK.

Jayne was appointed as Chair of the UK Security Commonwealth (SyCOM)  in April 2021 following which she set up the SyCOM Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Special interest Group which in collaboration with the OSPA’s initiated the first EDI award in the security sector.

She is also President and Executive Director of the National Association for Healthcare Security (NAHS) and a director of the newly relaunched Women’s Security Society (WSS) .

Jayne is a winner of the Women in Security ‘Contribution to Industry’ award 2021.

Prior to her NHS career Jayne spent 9 years in the Royal Air Force assigned to both National and NATO Forces.

She is the very proud mum to her 10 year son.

Les Allan, Director of SafeGuarding Services, Heriot-Watt University


Chairman of the Association of University Chief Security Officers, which has 240 universities as members in 22 countries.  Currently Director of SafeGuarding Services at Heriot-Watt University, with campuses worldwide.

Les helps spread best practice across the security sector, creating strategic alliances, contributing to professional journals, and encouraging collaboration with government and related agencies.  He champions the use of innovative technology to enhance the reach of university security, which has led to multiple security industry awards and global recognition (Security & Fire Excellence Awards winners 2018 and 2019.  OSPAs Winner 2019.  THE Awards Asia 2020 Finalists).

Twice ranked in IFSEC Global Top Influencers Rankings, OSPAs Judge, INTERSEC Judge, Board Member NAHS, Board Member IFPO, Fellow of ISRM.

Frequent guest speaker at conferences and panelist in global leadership webinars. 

Letitia Emeana, ASIS CPP & PSP, ASIS UK Chapter Chair & Board Director


Letitia Emeana has been active in security since 2001.  She qualified with her ASIS PSP in December 2007, IT Governance CISMP 2014 and ASIS CPP in 2017.  Letitia is a multi-disciplinary security professional and leader with significant experience in Security Design, Security Technology and Security Implementation.

Letitia is the ASIS UK Chapter Chair & Global Security Capability Manager at Unilever and held previous Leadership positions at Tesla, Amazon, and Lloyds Banking Group. She is a passionate advocate for putting “People” at the heart of her work and works hard to promote diversity, equity & inclusivity in its broadest sense and was core to the establishment of Women’s Security groups in Amazon, Tesla and Unilever.

Letitia’s background in global security gives her a broad appreciation of the multifaceted elements for supplier capability, corporate thinking, changing threats and new technologies. She is also able to connect this with the latest thinking on coaching, facilitation, and innovation to maximise the success of capability. She brings huge passion, enthusiasm and motivation to a team, whilst being very much a servant leader with positivity rooted in her DNA. She enjoys learning from others and sharing thoughts on improvements by harnessing these strengths.

Letitia has a son, is a qualified FA Football Coach, Aerobics Instructor, decent golfer and runner; Her brother is currently Assistant coach to USA Women’s Soccer National Team.

Lynda Moore MSyI RISC, Managing Partner, FM Contract Watch


Lynda Moore has been working in the security industry for over 40 years. She spent 30 years with a regional contract security company, during which she was a Board director for 20 years including the last 10 in the role of Managing Director.

Lynda is currently the owner of FM Contract Watch which provides a range of services supporting the security industry including penetration and customer service audits testing on-site security teams. She also runs an association for SIA ACS accredited companies, The ACS Pacesetters, which includes the annual Security Officer of Distinction Awards. Both the Silver Fox Audit Scheme and The ACS Pacesetters recognise and reward good work by front-line Security Officers.

Lynda has membership status of the Security Institute and is a Registered Independent Security Consultant.

Lynn Watts-Plumpkin FIIRSM TechIOSH, Security Services and Management Systems Scheme Manager and Chair of GW/3, SSAIB


Lynn Watts-Plumpkin started her security career as a Security Operator for Sainsbury’s back in the mid-1980s.  Since then Lynn has been employed by companies such as P&O Containers, Sigma Security, Nationwide Investigations and SSAIB.

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 SSAIB, she is responsible for managing the Security Services and Management Systems side of the business, managing a team of auditors who specialise in the SIA Approved Contractors Scheme, Surveillance Camera Commissioners Code of Practice and quality, environmental, health and safety management systems auditing. Auditing companies to International and British standards

Lynn also chairs the GW/3 committee responsible for private security management and services standards.


Mike Bluestone CSyP, Executive Director, Corps Consult


Mike has served in the military both in the UK, and overseas, and is the Executive Director of Corps Consult.

With an MA in Security Management awarded by Loughborough University, he is a Chartered Security Professional; Emeritus Chairman, and Fellow 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® CPOI, Director, HJA Consult &


Mike Hurst, Director of Executive Recruitment and Strategic Consultancy firm, HJA Consult and co-founder of, has spent well over 30 years in the security and fire sector as is an active and engaged volunteer leader with IFPO (The International Foundation for Protection Officers), ASIS International, BSI and The Security Institute.

The Director of IFPO UK & Ireland ( and a member of its global Advisory Board, he also leads the #SecurityMindsMatter project and is an Ambassador for veteran’s mental health charity PTSD Resolution.

Neil Wallington, International Fire & Rescue Service Consultant, Published Author and former British Chief Fire Officer


Neil Wallington joined London Fire Brigade serving 18 years through the ranks on busy West End fire stations before appointment as Chief Fire Officer in command of Devon Fire & Rescue Service.

His awards include the Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct and the La Croix De Chevalier Est Accordee for services to international fire brigade relationships.

He is a Past International President of the Institution of Fire Engineers and is a Fellow of the Institution.

Neil is a published author of 17 books, the Editor of Gulf Fire magazine, and now acts a widely travelled international fire consultant.

Nicholas Reed ASMS MSc FSyI F.ISRM CBCI TechIOSH, GB & RoI Risk Manager, Suntory


Nicholas has worked in both in-house and consultancy risk & security capacities across a range of organisations in the public and private sectors, including NHS, Police and the London 2012 Olympics. He has been involved in the development of security qualifications, consulted on the refinement of British Standards and written material used in national training programs.

An Executive Director of the National Association for Healthcare Security, He has also held board positions in a number of charitable organisations, including the SAR field, with a disability group and on the board of a local Business Crime Reduction Partnership.

A qualified TRiM Practitioner and an ASIST Suicide Intervention practitioner, Nicholas is a member of the Security Institute’s award winning Inclusive Security SIG. He is also an Advisory Board member for the IFPO UK and a national Industry Sector Lead for the healthcare sector for the CSSC.

Nicholas was the Head of Security & Safety, a PREVENT Lead, Chair of the Health & Safety Committee, a Freedom To Speak Up Guardian and sat on the Strategic EPRR Committee for a large NHS for over 8 years before moving to an internationally based risk and strategic security role.

Paul Kellett DSM PC MSc CSyP CPP CPOI F.ISRM, Director, PCK Consultancy


Paul has over 34 years front-line uniformed service, including 16 years of strategic management experience in a leadership role. 

14 years military experience, during which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) and the Spanish Cross of Naval Merit with White Distinction by the Spanish Ambassador to Ireland on behalf of the King of Spain.

Achieved a MSc. in Emergency Management with first class honours from DCU and also awarded Student of the Year 2018.

He is a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP).

ASIS Board certified CPP and IFPO Board Certified CPOI.

A Fellow of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM).

2022 winner of the IFPO Bill Zalud award for Professional Excellence in the security profession.

IFSEC Global Influencer in Security.

He currently sits on the following boards:

Vice Chairperson of the Emergency Management Institute of Ireland (EMII).

Director and Senior Lecturer in the Security Institute of Ireland.

UK/IRL Advisory Board Member of the International Foundation of Protection Professionals (IFPO).

Peter J French MBE CPP, CEO, SSR Personnel


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. SSR Middle East has also been 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 £658,000 for good causes.  Peter was honoured as the 6th recipient of the Root & Branch award by the City Liveries Club for his ongoing work with the Livery and Charities.

Dr Peter Stiernstedt CPP CISM, Deputy Head of School of Human and Social Sciences, University of West London


Dr Peter Stiernstedt is the Head of Criminology, Forensic Science, and PIR, at the University of West London. He holds a PhD in Criminology on the Perception of Corruption awarded by the University of Portsmouth.

Previous academic achievements are a BSc in Physics from the University of Gothenburg, followed by an MSc in Security Management from the University of Portsmouth. A longstanding member of ASIS International holding a CPP, as well as ISACA holding a CISM - where also serving as the Director for Academic Relations and Research in the London chapter. He also serves on the Advisory board of IFPO UK.


Richard Stevens MSc CSyP FSyI, Director Global Security Operations (EMEA), United Health Group


Richard is the Director Global Security Operations (EMEA) for United Health Group.  Richard is a former British Military Intelligence Officer (Intelligence Corps) with nearly 20 years of military and security experience, who is able to draw on both his Government and Commercial experience of Military Security, Information Security/Information Assurance and Corporate Security Risk Management. 

In 2018 Richard was named on the IFSEC Global Influencers list for Security Management, and in 2021 he was accepted onto the Register of Chartered Security Professionals (CSyP).

Richard holds a Master’s Degree in Security Management who has spoken at a variety of Security Industry functions; and has published security thought leadership articles.

Richard is the Director of Education for the ASIS UK Chapter, a document assessor for the Register of Chartered Security Professionals and a member of the ASIS Military Liaison Committee, for which he was awarded the Role Model of the Year (2021) at the British Ex-Military in Business awards.

Richard Jenkins, CEO, National Security Inspectorate (NSI)


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, Insurer community, BAFE and the Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner.

 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 in the security and fire sectors.

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


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

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 Senior Warden, Liveryman, Apprentice Master and former Chair of the Sheriffs’ Awards for Bravery Working Group for the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals; Immediate past Chairman for ASIS (UK); Nominating Committee Member for the European Board of ASIS International; 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, Chief Executive Officer, International Foundation for Protection Officers


Sandi J Davies has served as the Executive Director and more recently the Chief Executive Officer of the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) for more than 30 years. Sandi has been responsible for the publishing of over 15 security related publications

In 2015 Sandi received the “Karen Marquez Honors Award” for consistently working for the betterment of the security industry to “Support, Inspire and Promote” women in the industry.

Sandi was awarded the IAPSC “Charles A. Sennewald Distinguished Service Accolade” in 2016.

In 2022 Sandi was awarded the “Most Influential in Security” by Security Magazine.

Steve Emmins, Strategic Relationship Director, Chubb Fire & Security UK&I


Steve Emmins has been in the security industry for over 31 years, holding a number of senior security positions within the private sector, currently working with Chubb Fire & Security within the specialist solutions division.

Steve is the current Master of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals. After being a Warden for the last 3 years, and prior the chair of marketing and fundraising committee for 3 years. 

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

He is a Freeman of the City of London.

Steve has also been on the Committee of the City of London Crime Prevention Association for 9 years, and was for 3 years a Hub team member for the Cross Sector Safety Communications (CSSC) working alongside officers of both the Metropolitan Police and the City of London Police, this was set up by the Metropolitan Police for public safety. Steve is a Trustee of Embrace Child Victims of Crime, Trustee of CoLCPA and WCoSP Trust charities.

Tim Molden, Head of Security & Licensing, Capital Arches Group, McDonald’s


Tim is Head of Security & Licensing for Capital Arches Group, McDonald’s overseeing 30 restaurants. 

Prior to this he was The Director of Security for The Savoy Hotel, responsible for all Security Operations, Health & Safety and Fire Safety.  Prior to joining The Savoy, Tim served in The Metropolitan Police where he was the lead planner for hotels for The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, London 2012 Olympic Games, State Visit of President Obama and was the Business Engagement Lead in Westminster.  He is a Board Director for ASIS UK and a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals.


Yolanda Hamblen, Head of Security Operations, Virgin Media O2


Yolanda is passionate about ‘all things security’.  She is an enthusiastic Security Management professional with 13 years’ experience in Security Management positions all underpinned by 7 years in the British Police Force as both a Constable and Detective which was a big change from her first career as an international DJ.

September 11th 2001 was a pivotal moment Yolanda decided she needed to move into a career that had real purpose so she joined the Police in 2002.

Yolanda is motivated and committed to real collaboration and engagement with my Security community.

She sits on the IFPO UK & Ireland Advisory Board and prioritises participation in the Mental Health & Wellbeing subgroup and chairs the ED & I subgroup. (Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity). Yolanda advocates for a ‘Talk and Action’ movement to highlight key issues in front line security roles.

Yolanda is an ASIS member in the UK and sits on the ASIS International Physical Steering Committee, and is a member of the Institute of Strategic Risk Managers (ISRM).

She plays tennis competitively for Buckinghamshire County League but prefers playing tennis in warm countries, and Dubai was her favourite tennis experience.

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