IOPC’s Ian Todd appointed as next chief executive at Security Industry Authority

Ian Todd

Ian Todd

Elizabeth France CBE, chair of the Security Industry Authority (SIA), has announced the appointment of Ian Todd FRSA FCMI as the Regulator’s new chief executive. Todd succeeds Dave Humphries who has served as interim CEO since the departure of Alan Clamp at the end of October. Todd will join the Regulator on Monday 25 February.

Todd joins the SIA from the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) where he’s currently deputy director general. This builds on a number of Todd’s Board-level roles in professional regulation, including appointments within the health and legal sectors. He has also spent time in central Government, including at the Cabinet Office.

Todd boasts extensive experience of dealing with the public in a front line role as his first career was with the Ambulance Service. Throughout his near 15 years with the NHS, he was a qualified paramedic and held a number of roles up to director level, including as part of the Gold Command Team during 7/7.

Commenting on the appointment, Elizabeth France said: “I’m delighted to welcome Ian as the SIA’s next CEO. He joins us with an excellent track record in leadership and organisation development. We look forward to working with him. Ian will build on our work with Government, the private security industry and our other stakeholders to maintain a focus on public protection and ensure that the SIA continues to improve the services provided to licence holders and security businesses. I’m confident Ian will enjoy the challenge of delivering effective regulation in a changing environment. He will carry forward our Strategic Plan and build on our successes to ensure continuity and progress across all areas of the SIA’s work.”

France added: “I thank Dave Humphries for his steady leadership since Alan Clamp’s departure last October. He has ensured that the SIA has continued to move forward strategically and operationally.”

Dave Humphries will continue at the helm until Ian Todd arrives at the end of February.

Ian Todd commented: “I’m excited to be taking up the post of CEO at the SIA and look forward to drawing on my experience to drive the SIA’s strategic direction and strengthen its regulatory role. The SIA plays an important role in protecting the public and improving standards in the security industry. I look forward to working with the Board and staff at the SIA, as well as external stakeholders and partners. I’m committed to building on the good work of the organisation and ensuring that the SIA continues to be seen as an effective and efficient 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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