Alan Clamp to succeed Bill Butler as CEO at the Security Industry Authority

Alan Clamp: the next CEO at the Security Industry Authority

Alan Clamp: the next CEO at the Security Industry Authority

Elizabeth France CBE, chairman of the Security Industry Authority (SIA), has announced the appointment of Alan Clamp as the Regulator’s next chief executive. Clamp will take over the reins from current CEO Bill Butler (who announced his retirement from the SIA in September last year) on Monday 1 June 2015.

Dr Alan Clamp is presently the CEO of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA), where he has been responsible for implementing the organisation’s Strategic Plan in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of regulation and also for ensuring that the HTA is both governed effectively and realises good value for money.

Indeed Clamp brings considerable experience in the field of regulation having successfully managed significant organisational change across national public sector organisations.

“I’m delighted to welcome Alan as the SIA’s future chief executive,” commented Elizabeth France. “He joins us with an excellent track record in delivering successful regulation and we look forward to working with him.”

Elizabeth France CBE

Elizabeth France CBE

France continued: “Alan will carry forward our Business Plan for the year ahead and will develop work with Government, the private security industry and our other stakeholders by way of ensuring the SIA continues to improve the service it provides for licence holders and security businesses alike. The challenge of delivering effective regulation in a changing environment is one I know he will relish.”

Improving standards in the security sector

Speaking about his appointment, Alan Clamp said: “I’m excited to be taking up the post of chief executive at the SIA. The organisation plays an important role in protecting the public and improving standards in the security sector. I look forward to working with the Board and members of staff at the SIA as well as external stakeholders as we build on the good work of the organisation to date and ensure that the SIA is seen as both an effective and efficient regulator.”

Clamp holds a first degree in Natural Sciences, an MBA and a PhD in Clinical Biochemistry and boasts considerable experience in the sphere of regulation as both an inspector and senior manager.

Former director of regulation at the HTA, Clamp assumed the role of CEO at the organisation back in October 2011. His initial remit focused on licensing and regulatory activities designed to promote confidence in the safe and ethical use of human tissues and organs.

As stated, Clamp is directly responsible for implementing the HTA’s Strategic Plan. Essentially, this involves improving the efficiency and effectiveness of regulation, ensuring that the HTA fosters appropriate and productive relationships with its various stakeholders and leading and managing the workforce.

Private Security Industry Act 2001

Current SIA CEO Bill Butler

Current SIA CEO Bill Butler

The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the UK. The organisation reports directly to the Home Secretary Theresa May under the Terms and Conditions of the Private Security Industry Act 2001.

The SIA’s main duties are the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities and managing the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme.

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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