NSI (National Security Inspectorate) has announced that Simon Banks, Group Managing Director of CSL Communications, has been appointed to the Inspectorate’s board of directors. NSI has recently undertaken a significant rebranding exercise and launched a range of new audit products within the fire and security domains. Banks’ presence on the board will assist NSI’s future development and evolution. He has had a working alliance with NSI for over 20 years, and has worked most recently with the Inspectorate on the 100 in 100 apprenticeship initiative, of which NSI is a stakeholder. NSI’s Chief Executive, Jeff Little OBE, stated, ‘Simon’s presence will considerably enhance NSI’s understanding of the changes which are taking place across the security sector, as well as the new technologies which will determine the way ahead for the industry.’ In order to ensure independence and impartiality, as well as demonstrating competencies across all areas, NSI board members are drawn from a broad range of professional backgrounds including the systems, guarding, fire and insurance sectors, and include observers from ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) and CFOA (Chief Fire Officers Association).