Executive & Leadership

Simon Banks BSIA Chairman
Simon Banks

Simon is Managing Director of CSL Group, a global provider of connectivity solutions. As Chair of the BSIA, Simon aims to provide strategic leadership, working in line with the advancing technology and changing attitudes in security to build the membership and bring about a deeper talent pool for the industry.

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Tony Cockcroft Vice Chairman BSIA
Tony Cockcroft
Vice Chairman

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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Sir Keith Povey
Sir Keith Povey QPM

Sir Keith was appointed President of the BSIA in 2009 following an extensive police career. A keen supporter of the work of the private security industry and the BSIA, Sir Keith's experience gives him a 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, rising into senior roles for a variety of organisations.

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

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David Wilkinson
Director of Technical Services

With over 20 years experience in the industry, 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 monitors EU Directives that impact BSIA members.

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John MacAskill
Director of 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 within the Association. He is the liaison between various government agencies and policing, and also works with key partners to help raise the UK profile in security within the export arena.

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Andrew cooper head of BSIA Marcomms
Andrew Cooper
Head of Communications

Andrew 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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Sarah Staff Head of SaferCash
Sarah Staff
Head of SaferCash

Sarah is responsible for the BSIA joint security intelligence initiative SaferCash and is 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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Communications & Marketing

Membership Development

Katherine Ingram Public Relations Communications Officer
Katherine Ingram
PR & Communications Officer

Katherine is responsible for raising the profile of the work of our members to both trade and end-user audiences, specialising in the use of social media and video technology as well as communicating with national and regional press.

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Maggie Markova events coordinator
Maggie Markova
Marketing & Events Coordinator

Maggie is responsible for marketing and events for the Association and also assists with our public relations and social media content creation and maintaining the various websites including the British Security Awards, Skills for Security and the BSIA website.

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Tom Ford
Membership Development Manager

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

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Rosemary Nicholas
Meetings & Membership Coordinator

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.

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Technical Services

Apprentices & Training

Steve Lampett
Technical Manager

Steve is responsible for coordinating the BSIA groups that develop codes of practice and guidelines and provides input to national and international standards committees. He also manages activities related to environmental compliance and regularly attends BSIA meetings and speaking at industry events during the year.

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Peter Jack
Technical Officer

Peter is responsible for supporting member companies at technical, regional and section meetings, as well as developing and vetting security industry guides, codes of practice and standards. He also represents the BSIA on selected technical working groups both in and outside the UK.

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Kirstie Anwyl-Hughes
Technical Coordinator & Compliance Officer

Kirstie provides support to 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.

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David Scott MD Skills for Security
David Scott
Managing Director
Skills for Security

David is responsible for our wholly owned subsidiary, Skills for Security, the largest UK provider of apprenticeships in fire and security. Based in Knutsford in our training centre, David and his team also work in developing partnerships with major colleges in a drive to increase the number of installers in our industry.

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