Ian Moore to succeed Graham Ellicott as CEO at the Fire Industry Association

The Fire Industry Association was formed in April 2007

The Fire Industry Association was formed in April 2007

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has announced the appointment of Ian Moore as its new CEO with effect from 1 September 2015. Moore, who joins from Elmdene International where he served as managing director, succeeds Graham Ellicott in this highly important role.

Moore served in the Royal Navy for a decade, becoming Chief Petty Officer by the age of 23 and subsequently gaining further promotions. He then joined the Sultan of Oman’s Armed Forces in Muscat, serving as an officer for three years.

A spell at Chubb followed whereupon Moore concentrated on fire system sales for three years. He then worked at Cerberus (now Siemens) for seven years, three of them spent as general manager of Cerberus Taiwan. Moore also headed up Cerberus Dubai for a similar time period.

Moving back to the UK, Moore then established a fire and gas division of Zellweger Analytics (now Honeywell). He became interested in video processing as a method of fire detection and developed this interest further by joining ISL as managing director, helping to develop analytics-based fire detection solutions as well as other specialised systems.

This period culminated in Moore and the business winning the Queen’s Award for Innovation. Along the way, ISL also acquired a number of voice technology companies specialising in telephonic hardware and digital signal processing systems.

Ian Moore: the new CEO of the FIA

Ian Moore: the new CEO of the FIA

ISL eventually segregated its fire detection business and formed D-Tec, which specialised in video analytic technologies for smoke and fire detection as part of the Dedicated Micros Group of Companies.

Moore joined Elmdene International as the company’s managing director in April 2010.

Speaking about Moore’s appointment at the FIA, Martin Harvey – the not-for-profit Trade Association’s chairman – enthused: “I’m very pleased to announce Ian Moore as the new chief executive of the FIA. I believe Ian’s knowledge and the 25 years-plus experience he has amassed within the fire industry will make a significant contribution to our organisation. Ian is very much looking forward to working with the FIA’s members and supporting the team based at headquarters.”

*Ian Moore has made a short video introducing himself to the FIA and its membership. Risk UK’s readers can view the video by accessing this link: http://bit.ly/1Wy6qn7

**The FIA exists to promote professional standards in the UK’s fire safety industry. The Association was formed in April 2007 out of a merger between two long-standing and well-respected Trade Associations, namely FETA (the Fire Extinguishing Trade Association) and the BFPSA (the British Fire Protection Systems Association)

The FIA is ‘owned’ by its members which means that the organisation is both answerable to and representative of its membership

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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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