Identity assured management solutions provider Human Recognition Systems (HRS), has re-appointed the company’s founder Neil Norman (pictured) as its CEO. HRS provides robust biometric security systems to the aviation, construction and oil and gas sectors through its ‘I AM'(Identity Assured Management) product suite. Neil has worked closely over the past year with predecessor John Tonkiss to develop a new strategic vision for the company. The I AM solution is built on the core functions of trusted identity, certified capability and verified access and has been developed specifically for use by the aviation, construction and oil and gas sectors. Utilising biometric technology, I AM delivers certainty of individual identification and mitigates risk for companies by ensuring that the right person, with the right skills, is working in the right place at the right time. ” 2014 represents the launch and realisation of the I AM strategy, enabling a long-held vision to bring enterprise class, biometrical-enabled, industry-focussed solutions to market,” states Neil.” As CEO I will ensure that the I AM strategy is driven primarily by the cloud-enablement of our core platforms MTrust, MSite, MFlow and MForce over the course of 2014.” John Tonkiss, who is moving on to join the Board of McCarthy & Stone and will continue to work with Neil on the future strategy of HRS, says,” I now pass over to Neil Norman whose passion and knowledge of the business will enable the realisation of the I AM Strategy.”
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.