Home Office minister Lord Bates has appointed David Horncastle to join the Security Industry Authority’s Board of Directors in a non-executive capacity.
Indeed, this will be David Horncastle’s first non-executive appointment following a long and successful career at BT, where most recently he served as director of security professional services.
Horncastle boasts valuable experience of audit and risk management procedures and will join the SIA’s Audit and Risk Committee as well as being a member of the Board.
He’ll now work with SIA chair Elizabeth France CBE as well as the other Board members (namely Sir Ian Johnston, Bill Matthews, Professor Sir Desmond Rea, Edward Weiss and Geoff Zeidler) in contributing towards the overall strategic direction of the Regulator, ensuring all the while that the SIA carries out its duties effectively and to the very highest standards.
Speaking about this news, Elizabeth France said: “I’m delighted to welcome David to the Board of the SIA. His experience will complement that of other SIA members as we work together on delivering our Strategic Plan.”
New appointee David Horncastle told Risk UK: “I’m very pleased to be joining the SIA at this exciting time in its development. I look forward to working with the Board and the Audit and Risk Committee as the SIA continues to develop and implement its Corporate Plan for the next three years.”
Strategic planning and programme delivery
Horncastle has worked for BT for 30 years, along the way holding a range of positions in IT, product and portfolio management, strategic planning and programme delivery both here in the UK and on the international stage.
As stated, most recently Horncastle was director of security professional services at BT Security with responsibility for both the protection of BT and the delivery of security services and solutions to customers.
Prior to joining BT, Horncastle studied Physics at the University of Oxford and subsequently spent several years working in the UK’s nuclear power industry.
Horncastle’s appointment follows hot-on-the-heels of Dr Alan Clamp being named as the next CEO at the Regulator.