Staff is responsible for the BSIA joint security intelligence initiative SaferCash and is a former head of the Flying Squad, with a 30-year career in policing. A former BSIA chairman and country president of Securitas and deputy chairman of the Security Industry Authority, Zeidler is responsible for the (Police & Security (PaS) Group, which looks to improve links between the police and business through private security initiatives.
The new non-executive directors will both represent how the industry can work more collaboratively with law enforcement, thus ensuring early industry and police intervention which can reduce the overall risk and costs of crime to both industry and community.
Simon Banks, chairman of the BSIA, said: “It’s vital that the work of both private and public sector is aligned, and as the voice of the professional security industry, the BSIA is in a position to enable a closer collaboration. By appointing our two new non-executive directors who specialise in this field, I’m confident that the private security sector and the police service can provide the very best of both, leading to a safer environment for all.”
Sarah Staff commented: “I’m delighted to accept the post of non-executive director of the BSIA’s Operating Board. SaferCash is a successful partnership approach between the financial industry and the police in tackling physical crime and this proven approach in collaboration has resulted in many positive outcomes.”
Geoff Zeidler added: “I’m looking forward to working with the BSIA’s Operating Board and all other stakeholders to develop more effective national collaboration for the benefit of all.”