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Leadership Team

Sir Keith Povey QPM BA

Sir Keith was appointed President of the BSIA on 15th July 2009 following an extensive police career culminating in his role as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary. He has long been a keen supporter of the work of the private security industry and particularly the role of the BSIA. Sir Keith's experience within the police service gives him a valuable insight into the role the private security industry can play in supporting the police and other agencies in securing our communities.

Dirk Wilson 

Dirk was elected by the BSIA Council to serve as Chairman of the Association for a two-year term from July 2016. Dirk chairs the BSIA Council and the Operating Board. He is a long-serving member of the BSIA's Security Guarding and Police and Public Services Sections, and works closely with the Association's Chief Executive to form strategic objectives for the BSIA. 

Simon Adcock

Simon was elected as Vice-Chairman of the Association in July 2017. Simon will become Association Chairman in July 2018 following the completion of Dirk's two year term. As Vice-Chairman, Simon will provide support to current Chairman, Dirk Wilson, in the strategic leadership of the BSIA. Simon is also a long-serving member of the BSIA's Video Surveillance Systems (CCTV) section.

James Kelly
Chief Executive

James is responsible for leading the team in undertaking all the services and activities of the BSIA including: membership services, technical and quality matters, administration, events, communications and PR. He maintains a high level of contact with government, civil servants, overseas bodies, and is heavily involved in industry regulatory activities.

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Administration & Accounts

Rosemary Nicholas
Meetings & Membership Administrator

Rosemary is responsible for maintenance of the members' database and membership list, and administration of section activities (including meetings, committee elections etc.) in accordance with the bye-laws.

Lynn Hodges
Administration Co-ordinator

Lynn is responsible for processing potential member applications, processing orders for BSIA publications, updating the marketing database, answering general enquiries from members and end-users, and providing general administrative support.

Paul Turner
Head of Finance

Paul assists with the preparation of the annual budgets for the Association, and is responsible for the preparation of the monthly management accounts as well as the annual statutory company accounts. He oversees the day to day management of the finance department. Paul also liaises with the Management Accountant of Skills for Security, a subsidiary company. Paul attends the Operating Board and Council meetings.

Christine Hampson
Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive

Christine is responsible for providing executive support to the Association's Chief Executive. Managing the operations of the London Office, Christine also collates information for meetings and manages the Chief Executive's diary appointments.

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PR & Marketing Communications

Stephen Ranford
Brand and Marketing Executive

Stephen is responsible for managing the design and production of all printed and digital material and in-house publications, flyers, digital presentations and exhibition graphics. He is also responsible for managing relationships with external creative agencies and co-ordinates print buying for the Association.

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Technical & Quality

Dave Wilkinson
Director of Technical Services

Dave is responsible for coordinating all technical and quality matters within the Association. These duties include acting as representative on various UK, European and International standards committees and acting as UK representative on various Cenelec and Euralarm committees monitoring EU Directives that impact BSIA members.  In addition, Dave is the industry lead for the UK’s Security & Resilience Industry Suppliers Community (RISC). He is also responsible for membership liaison within the BSIA’s technical sections and works closely with other industry organisations such as ABI, NPCC, Police Scotland, Security Camera Commissioner and Inspectorates on technical and any other issues that may affect BSIA members. 

Stephen Lampett
Technical Manager

Steve is responsible for co-ordinating the BSIA groups that develop BSIA Codes of Practice and Guidelines and provide input to national and international standards committees on the subjects of intruder alarms, access control, asset and property (including vacant property) protection and asset marking. He also manages activities related to environmental compliance. Steve represents BSIA on both British and European Standards committees whilst ensuring a good technical liaison with member companies and other key industry organisations and stakeholders. 


Peter Jack
Technical Officer

Peter is responsible for supporting member companies at technical, regional & sector meeting, as well as developing and vetting security industry guides, codes of practice and standards. He also represents the BSIA on selected technical working groups such as industry stakeholders and standards bodies both in and outside the UK. In addition, Peter liaises with and visits members to provide advice and support on technical issues, policies and legislation that affects their business, as well as supporting industry events, exhibitions and promoting the work of the BSIA.

Kirstie Anwyl-Hughes
Technical Coordinator

Kirstie is responsible for providing administration support to the Director of Technical Services and the Technical Services Team, coordinating the technical work load, acting as proof reader for all technical documentation, managing the technical database and acting as focal point for all technical enquiries. Kirstie also manages our quality management system and carries out internal quality audits.

John MacAskill
Senior Business Executive

John is responsible for BSIA membership liaison, including developing and welcoming new members on board as well as coordinating activity on behalf of existing members. He is also responsible for the Association’s Export Services, organising UK pavilions at overseas exhibitions and securing TAP funding to help raise the profile of the UK private security industry in the global marketplace.

Manpower & Membership Services

Dick Hanks
Parking Services Manager

Dick is responsible for liaison with the BSIA's Cash and Valuables in Transit (CVIT) Section, with particular responsibility for Parking Charge Notices issued to CVIT vehicles whilst servicing customers.

Sharon Mughal
Membership Development Manager

Sharon is responsible for the recruitment of new members across all sections of BSIA membership. To contact Sharon about membership, please call 07803 891742 or email her.

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Steve Hurst
Head of SaferCash

Steve is responsible for SaferCash which is a BSIA initiative working in collaboration with the CVIT Industry with the main aim of reducing CVIT crime and providing a central point of contact for the Police, Security Industry & other partners. SaferCash maintains the only national database for all CVIT attacks and suspicious incidents, it provides a direct link between Law Enforcement and the Industry via liaison officers and has direct links into Police Regional Intelligence Units via SaferCash Analysts.

Felix Parker-Smith
Public Affairs Executive

Felix is responsible for ensuring that the interests of members and the wider industry are acknowledged by politicians and key stakeholders. He lobbies the UK Government on issues affecting the industry and attends all of the major political party conferences to meet with key MPs. 

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