The Home Office is seeking to appoint a new SIA Chair, one non-executive Board member, and one non-executive Board member for Scotland. The SIA Chair will work closely with other Board members and the Chief Executive to provide overall strategic leadership of the Security Industry Authority. As the SIA moves towards the introduction of a new regime for business regulation, the Chair will work strategically to lead the Board in delivering effective transition and change. The Chair will form strong working relationships with the Chief Executive, SIA Staff, the private security industry, enforcement partners, and other stakeholders, to promote effective regulation and ensuring public safety. They will ensure that the Board fulfils its responsibilities for the governance of the SIA and that staff maintain their focus on delivering change and the overall aims of the SIA as established by the Board and Ministers. For further information and to request an application pack email: SIAChair13@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
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.