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.