As recently reported in the media, Jeff Little, OBE, MBA, has now taken on the role of CEO of the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) with effect from 1st December, following the retirement of his predecessor, Andrew White.
Following an intensive hand-over period, Jeff will be building on Andrew’s vision of a more streamlined and forward-thinking NSI organisation whilst dealing with the challenges that an ever-evolving security and fire industry will bring.
Commenting on his role and NSI’s future, Jeff said “I am immensely privileged to be taking on the role of Chief Executive of an organisation that has been carefully nurtured and managed through the recent difficult times for the industry and UK as a whole.
We are fortunate that NSI is in good shape, however, I have no doubt that many challenges lie ahead for the organisation as the economy emerges from recession. I am looking forward to working with the dedicated staff of NSI, our approved companies and the many industry stakeholders with whom we interact. I will do my upmost to ensure NSI’s mission of raising standards in the fire and security industry continues unabated, in a firm and fair manner, on behalf of the end user.
The industry is at a fascinating point in its evolution and new threats to personal and commercial security are constantly emerging, particularly in the electronic business space. Technology will play an increasingly important part in everyone’s lives and the bundling together of capabilities will also affect the shape of the sector into the future. The industry is one of the main reasons ‘why bad things don’t happen’ and should be proud of the part it plays in helping to secure the critical national infrastructure and ensure business continuity. I look forward to being a part of these developments, adapting the Inspectorate to new trends as necessary, and ensuring that NSI is balanced and equipped to undertake these new and diverse challenges from an industry specific and technically knowledgeable baseline.”