Edward Weiss joins the SIA as new board member

Edward Weiss has joined the Security Industry Authority as its new non-executive board member. Edward will work closely with the chairman, Baroness Ruth Henig, and other board members to contribute to the overall strategic direction of the SIA and to ensure the SIA carries out its duties effectively.

Edward was appointed by the Home Office after open competition to find a new board member who had particular financial expertise. He joins Robin Dahlberg (Vice -Chair), Wendy Towers, Bill Matthews and Linda Sharpe on the SIA board and has been appointed for a three-year term.

SIA Chairman Ruth Henig said: “I am delighted to welcome Edward as our new board member. Edward will be involved in sitting on the Audit Committee and providing specialist financial advice to other committee members. I am looking forward to working with Edward and I know with his skills and experience he will be an asset to the SIA.”

Edward, a Chartered Accountant, spent much of his career in the security industry asFinance Director of Chubb Security. After leaving Chubb, Edward took on a range of non-executive positions, including as a Chairman of Loss Reviews at Lloyd’s of London and sitting on its Corporate Finance Advisory Panel. He was previously on the board of the Chartered Accountants Compensation Company and is currently on its Appeals Panel and Actuarial Appeals Panel. Edward has also sat on various committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, including as Chairman of the Pensions and Euro Committees and Deputy Chairman of the Business Law Committee. He is Chairman of the Development Committee of the Hundred Group of FTSE 100 Companies. In the voluntary sector, Edward is Chairman of the local YMCA and sits on its national Finance Committee, and is a trustee of a mental health charity.