Martin Watson

Martin is Industry Laison Director for Mitie also the Chair of the Fire Industry Association. As Chair of the BSIA, Martin aims to provide strategic leadership, working in line with the advancing technology and changing attitudes in security to build the membership. Matin was elected in May 2024.

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Tony Cockcroft Vice Chairman BSIA
Tony Cockcroft
Vice Chair

Tony is the Director of Independent Contractor Security Ltd providing security guarding, patrols and alarm responses and key holding. 

He was elected as Section Chair in 2015, and in 2019 Tony was also elected by the Board as Vice Chairman of the Association.

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Nick Ross CBE

Nick was appointed President of the BSIA in 2023 following an extensive broadcasting career. A keen supporter of the work of the private security industry, Nick's experience as a campaigner gives him valuable insight into the role the private security industry can play in supporting the police and other agencies.

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Mike Reddington
Chief Executive

Mike has worked in the security industry for over 25 years, beginning his career in electronic engineering before moving into sales and marketing, and rising into senior roles for a variety of organisations.

Mike was appointed as Chief Executive of the Association in 2019.

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                                        Leadership and management

Dave Wilkinson Director of Technical Services
Dave Wilkinson
Director - Technical Services

With over 35 years of experience in the electronic security industry, Dave is responsible for managing all technical, quality and compliance matters within the Association.

He represents BSIA members on UK, European & International standards committees and monitors UK and European regulations impacting BSIA members.

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Patrick Kyle
Chief Commercial Officer

Paddy has over 25 years of commercial experience in the fire and security industry, previously working for Texecom and Pyronix

Paddy is responsible for driving membership retention and accelerating membership growth, paddy will be working closely with the marcomms and membership teams.

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John MacAskill Director of Security & Export
John MacAskill
Director - Security & Export

John has over 25 years of experience in the industry previously with security system integrators Pointer Ltd and CSS.

He is responsible for Security Officer Services, Vacant Property Protection and the Export Council. He is the liaison between various government agencies and works with key security partners within the export arena.

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Andrew Cooper Head of Marketing & Communications
Andrew Cooper
Head of Marketing & Communications

Andrew has 20 years of experience working for central government and trade associations and is responsible for the communication, and marketing functions of the Association, including public relations, events and campaigns.

Andrew meets with members at meetings and events and liaises with government and industry partners.

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Dean Griffin
Group Financial Controller

Dean is responsible for the finance of the Association and our wholly-owned subsidiary, Skills for Security.

This includes management accounts, departmental reports, working with the auditors and any regulatory items for VAT, and Tax.

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Sarah Staff
Head of SaferCash

Sarah is responsible for the BSIA joint security intelligence initiative SaferCash and is the former Head of the Flying Squad, with a 30-year career in the Metropolitan Police.

Sarah attends SaferCash and Cash & Valuables in Transit meetings and also speaks at a variety of industry events.

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Mandy Miller
Senior Administrative Officer

Mandy has over 30 years of key administrative experience, from credit control and business support to office management.

Mandy is responsible for supporting new member onboarding, renewals and membership retention, alongside coordinating the delivery of board, F&GPC and section meetings as well as offering administrative support to the CEO & Directors.

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Graham Dean
Membership Development Manager

As Membership Development Manager, Graham is responsible for growing overall membership and providing support to the Association’s existing members. Graham is the first point of contact for membership enquiries and ongoing relationships with existing members.

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             Marketing & Events

    Membership & Administration

Chelsea Peplow
Senior Marketing Executive

Chelsea looks after all our digital comms, including content creation and website management,  marketing and events, including the Security Event and the British Security Awards, and will assist in the development of more video content, regional events and the further development of new comms products and services that will assist us in our retention and recruitment of members, helping raise the profile of the Association.

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Lauren Hughes
Membership Executive

Lauren has experience working in Cyber, specialising in cyber security having previously worked for Blackberry UK’s Cyber Security business unit.

Lauren will work alongside Graham Dean to recruit new members, whilst regularly speaking with existing members to support engagement and retention.

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Ben Mockford
Business Apprentice

Ben is an apprentice who joined in March 2023. He works closely with the administrative, marcoms and membership departments.

With a fresh mind, Ben can bring new initiative ideas to the BSIA and can embed himself into the industry right at the beginning of his career

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Stevie Morris
Business Apprentice

Stevie is our second, and newest apprentice joining in July 2023. Stevie has shown a key interest in both finance and the technical side of the BSIA, which is where most of his time will be spent throughout the apprenticeship. 

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                                Technical Services

Mark Ryder
Technical Manager

Mark is responsible for the day-to-day management of the technical requirements of the BSIA sections as well as the standards committees at both UK and international levels, ensuring we maintain our representations in key committees. He also manages activities related to environmental compliance and regularly attends BSIA meetings and speaks at industry events during the year.

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Graham Evans
Technical Officer

Graham's background at the beginning of his career was in electronics and then progressed to data compliance dealing with all matters to do with UK GDPR, DPA, subject access requests, policy development and implementation. He also has project management experience in deploying IT-related systems and support.

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Kirstie Anwyl-Hughes
Technical Coordinator & Compliance Officer

Kirstie provides support to the Technical Services team, coordinating the technical workload, acting as a proofreader for all technical documentation, managing the technical database and acting as a focal point for all technical enquiries. Kirstie also manages our quality management system and carries out internal quality audits.

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Louis Neophytou
Technical Officer

With an aviation and spaceflight counter-terrorism background, Louis provides a high-quality service to BSIA members on a wide range of technical issues relating to electronic security systems, physical security and the provision of security officer services at our sector, technical and special interest groups. He also helps the developing and vetting of security industry guides, codes of practice and standards at UK and international levels.

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