Evidence Talks’ Elizabeth Sheldon appointed vice-president for security by ADS Group

Elizabeth Sheldon

Elizabeth Sheldon

Elizabeth Sheldon, chairman of digital forensics specialist Evidence Talks, has been appointed as vice-president for security by the ADS Group, the trade organisation for companies in the UK security, aerospace, defence and space sectors. Sheldon is expected to serve a three-year term in the role.

Sheldon brings a wealth of experience and industry-acknowledged successes in presenting the case for cyber security, coupled with a growing reputation as a business leader and authority on security market trends.

Instrumental in Evidence Talks’ continued growth and success, which saw the company achieve its biggest-ever order from a US Government agency in 2016, Sheldon is frequently called upon to speak on a range of topics from matters of national security through to child exploitation and gender equality in the workplace.

Reporting to new ADS president Colin Smith (chairman of the Aerospace Growth Partnership and former director of engineering and technology at Rolls-Royce) as chair of the ADS Board, Sheldon will now play a key role in helping to shape the organisation’s policies and future initiatives.

Speaking about her new role, Sheldon stated: “In taking on this role at a time when the organisation is gearing up to address the considerable challenges that lie ahead, I’m looking forward to helping to direct the activities of such a forward-thinking team.”

ADS Group CEO Paul Everitt added: “Elizabeth is a respected leader with extensive experience and a proven track record in the security industry. She will be an asset to our new ADS Board and her contribution will be highly valued in making sure that we meet the industrial challenges our respective sectors face in the years ahead.”

The ADS Board includes four vice-presidents for each of the organisation’s sectors and ADS member company representatives. Sheldon is joined on the Board by the president and vice-presidents Kevin Craven (defence), Richard Peckham (space) and Katherine Bennett (aerospace).

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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