Chris Jones appointed head of operations for Specialist Services business division at Securitas

Chris Jones: joining the Specialist Services business division at Securitas

Chris Jones: joining the Specialist Services business division at Securitas

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.”

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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