At the first meeting of IPSA’s International Council, following the recent AGM, Mike White was elected as Deputy International Chairman, taking over from Dennis Ricketts who has been appointed Public Relations Officer with particular interest in Wales and the South West where he is located.
Mike has worked in a variety of senior management roles for various guarding companies, leading to his current position as Head of Operations and Sales at Charter Security Plc, a Barking based guarding company. In recent years Mike has taken an increasingly active role in the Association, contributing ideas and attending events in a representative capacity. His appointment is a welcome and natural progression.
Speaking about his new responsibilities, Mike said “I am extremely committed to the security industry and believe that I am best able to contribute through supporting colleagues through the membership bodies.”
David Barratt, now in his second year as International Chairman, said “I am looking forward to working with Mike. As I am based in the North East, I am conveniently placed for attending industry events throughout the UK, however as many events and meetings take place in London, I am sure that Mike will get the opportunity to be an active deputy.”
Dennis Ricketts’s long service as Deputy Chairman is well recognised and appreciated and he assumes a new role more compatible with his other commitments whilst remaining a member of the International Council.