Mike Reddington appointed CEO at the British Security Industry Association

Mike Reddington

Mike Reddington

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has appointed Mike Reddington as its new CEO to replace James Kelly, who stood down from the role at the tail end of 2018.

Reddington has worked in the private security industry for over 25 years. He began his career in electronic engineering, joining Philips Business Systems in February 1984 as an installation service technician. In October 1988, Reddington moved into a sales role at Guardall before taking up the post of sales director at Gardiner Technology in January 1994.

Reddington would later take on the sales and marketing director’s position at Honeywell. December 2004 saw him become managing director for the UK and Ireland at ADI-Gardiner, a role which Reddington held for three years prior to attaining the post of general manager for the EMEA region with ADI Global Distribution.

Most recently, Reddington served as managing director of Videcon (from April 2015 through to January last year) and then founded the RedRose Consultancy with a view to helping business negotiate the key areas of strategy, sales, marketing, operations, organisational structure and/or acquisition integration.

Reddington holds an MBA from Leeds University’s Business School.

Speaking about the appointment, Simon Banks (chairman of the BSIA) informed Risk Xtra: “I’m delighted that Mike is joining as the BSIA’s new CEO. He brings his many years of experience to the Trade Association at an exciting time. Mike’s leadership will play an essential role, ensuring that the BSIA continues to be the voice of the private security industry. His main priority will be running the Association for the membership to provide the very best value. I’m looking forward to working with Mike to ensure that the industry’s leading Trade Association delivers on its promises, proudly providing members with a symbol of quality and professionalism.”

Reddington will begin his new role at the BSIA on Monday 21 January.

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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