Security Industry Authority Chairman Ruth Henig has invited Andy Drane (SIA Director of Compliance and Enforcement) to take up the post of Acting Chief Executive. The recruitment process for a permanent Chief Executive is underway and an announcement will be made shortly. Previous SIA Chief Executive Bernard Herdan, who was appointed in November last year for an interim period of four to six months, took up a new post as Chief Executive of the National Fraud Strategic Authority on 1 April 2009.
SIA Chairman Ruth Henig said: I would like to thank Bernard for successfully taking the SIA forward during this interim period and wish him the best in his new role. I am pleased to announce that Andy Drane has accepted my offer to be Acting Chief Executive until the permanent appointment is made. Andys many years of strong leadership and his wealth of experience will again stand him in good stead to provide continuity to our organisation during this interim period. We are now in the process of recruiting a new permanent Chief Executive to take the organisation forward and I will make a further announcement in due course. Andy joined the SIA in January 2003 and was Acting Chief Executive between January and August 2007. Andy will provide management continuity at the SIA and handover to the new Chief Executive when appointed.