David Horncastle appointed to the Board at the Security Industry Authority

David Horncastle: new appointee to the Board at the Security Industry Authority

David Horncastle: new appointee to the Board at the Security Industry Authority

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.

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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