Anne Scorey appointed UK managing director of assurance at British Standards Institution

Anne Scorey

Anne Scorey

Anne Scorey has been appointed by business improvement company the British Standards Institution (BSI) as managing director of assurance for the UK and Ireland and, as a result, Scorey joins the EMEA executive team.

In the role of managing director, Scorey will be responsible for the leadership of BSI UK’s assurance business incorporating the BSI Kitemark and training and certification, as well as leading the operational trading and strategic growth of sales, marketing and operations.

Maureen Sumner Smith, chief operating officer for the EMEA region at the BSI, explained: “We’re very pleased to welcome Anne to the organisation. She will be a great asset to our EMEA executive team. Her leadership and team building strengths, as well as her joint knowledge of standards and assurance, will undoubtedly help in driving the growth and innovation agenda for the UK business.”

Prior to joining BSI, Scorey spent eleven years at SAI Global, with an initial appointment as global head of information services for the business. In 2015, Scorey became the regional director for Europe on the Global Executive Committee, where she led on a major transformation programme aimed at creating an integrated business from four divisions (Assurance, Information Services, Learning and Risk Software).

Scorey’s career started in fashion buying for Selfridges and House of Fraser, before she transitioned to the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods space and the role of managing director at Memorex Products Europe.

“BSI is a respected and trusted business that I know well and it’s great to be working with such a passionate and dedicated team,” observed Scorey. “I’m really pleased to have joined the EMEA executive team and look forward to growing the business, continuing the success of the BSI brand and helping organisations across all industries to achieve organisational resilience.”

About the Author
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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