Bob Doyle, Commercial Director at Skills for Security, has announced that he will be retiring early to spend more time with his wife, who is in poor health. He will leave the skills body at the end of the year. Bob joined the team at Security House in 2004, bringing with him over 30 years experience in operational and business development roles in the security industry. Initially his remit was to work with companies in advance of the implementation of the Private Security Industry Act, helping them to understand and comply with the new regulations, particularly those concerned with training and qualifications.
When the skills body was launched in 2006 interim Chief Executive Linda Sharpe tasked Bob with creating and managing the national network of employer consultation groups that the organisation uses to keep abreast of issues, changes and priorities within the industry. David Greer appointed him to the position of Director of Commercial Services in January 2008, with responsibility for marketing, PR, business development activities, customer services and the Sorensen Centre for Security Studies.
David Greer, Skills for Security’s Chief Executive, commented: “Obviously, it was with great personal sadness that I accepted Bob’s decision. Bob has been a great servant of the industry and Skills for Security, his passion for raising standards of quality and service to clients through investing in the skills of the industry’s workforce has been a dominant feature of his successful career. His energy and enthusiasm will be sorely missed although I am hoping to agree with him, circumstances permitting, some special project work over the next year”.