Shaun Kennedy has taken over as Country President and managing director of Securitas UK. Previous Country President Brian Riis Nielsen officially handed over the reins to Kennedy at Securitas UK’s annual Leadership Conference which was held on Thursday 23 May, and now moves on to a new group management position in Securitas AB.
Kennedy is an experienced leader with a proven track record in the security industry. After leaving the British Army in 1997, he joined Chubb Security where he spent 15 years until the business was acquired by Securitas in 2011.
Since that time, Kennedy has held several senior management positions including chief operating officer for the UK and, more recently, director of specialist protective services. Kennedy has also been responsible for the successful implementation of Securitas’ Fire & Safety strategy across Europe.
Commenting on his new role, Kennedy told Risk Xtra: “Having spent over 20 years working in the security industry, I feel privileged to be taking over responsibility of the UK business at such an exciting time. Securitas UK will continue to go from strength to strength, offering better safety and security to our clients through a combination of outstanding security officers and a more innovation and data-driven approach.”
He continued: “We offer real value through our six protective services and are leading the industry in our work with the Living Wage Foundation to bring an end to low pay in the security sector.”
In conclusion, Kennedy observed: “Earlier this year, we were certified as a Top UK Employer and achieved Business Superbrand status for the second year running. By blending people, knowledge and technology, the Securitas brand continues to excel and lead the industry by delivering a broad spectrum of intelligent, predictive security services.”