Securitas has appointed a new head of operations for its Specialist Services division. Chris Jones brings 25 years’ transport management experience to the company having focused specifically on the aviation sector for the last 12 years.
Jones joins Securitas from his previous role as head of security at London Luton Airport, a position he held for three years. During that period, Jones instigated positive change that saw the airport’s standing with the aviation sector’s regulator increase significantly.
He will now be responsible for the retention of clients and generating new business for the Specialist Services sector division at Securitas (which includes aviation security and fire solutions, an Aviation Training Academy, maritime and commercial fire solutions as well as police support services).
Angus Wilson, director of Specialist Services at Securitas, told Risk UK: “Chris will be a valuable addition to the company in what’s becoming a very exciting growth period. He has clearly demonstrated the capacity to significantly impact the profitability of a business through experienced leadership and direction in a wide range of disciplines. We’re extremely pleased to welcome him to the team.”
Manchester-based Jones will manage the day-to-day issues impacting on Specialist Services contracts and provide the central point of contact required for strategic communications, service delivery developments and both performance measurement and centralised reporting.
Speaking about his new role, Jones explained: “I was excited by the potential for growth at Securitas, particularly within the company’s Specialist Services business. I firmly believe that, by focusing on key areas, the company is set to become one of the main providers of dedicated business and support solutions within the highly competitive transport sector.”