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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Leadership and management

Simon Banks BSIA Chairman
Dave Wilkinson
Director - 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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Tony Cockcroft Vice Chairman BSIA
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 also works with key partners  in security within the export arena.

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James Gribben
Chief Commercial Officer

James has 20 years of commercial experience in the fire and security industry, specialising in leading sales and marketing roles.

His prime responsibility is driving membership retention and accelerating membership growth, working closely with the Marketing/Communications and Membership teams.

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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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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 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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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 Warrington 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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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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Communications & Marketing


Currently Vacant
PR & Communications Officer

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Currently Vacant
Marketing & Events Executive

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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, having worked for an array of private sector companies, including the telecoms, oil supply, fleet services and fire systems

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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

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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