Securitas’ Geoff Zeidler appointed as BSIA Vice Chairman


Geoff Zeidler
Geoff Zeidler

Geoff Zeidler, the busy Securitas UK Managing Director has been approved by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) as their Vice Chairman, writes’s Bobby Logue. Zeidler’s influence in the industry rose significantly as a result of the rapid fire acquisitions of the business of Reliance in September 2010 and Chubb Security Personnel in the first quarter of 2011. Securitas who have an estimated annual turnover in the UK of £385 million are now the UK’s second largest security company in the UK licensable security sector. Securitas UK, part of the £6 billion global security giant Securitas AB, were also winners of the Security Excellence Awards Best Guarding Company 2010.

Zeidler studied Manufacturing Engineering at Cambridge University before developing a successful career in strategic consulting, corporate finance, business development and operations. In 2006 he joined the government owned agency, Forensic Science Service as Commercial Director, where he was responsible for developing the commercialisation of the forensic services market. In September 2008 he was appointed the Managing Director of Securitas Security Services Ltd with responsibility for UK & Ireland. He is a member of the Security Industry Authority‘s strategic advisory committee; and the RISC council.

BSIA appoints new section chairman

Geoff ZeidlerThe British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has appointed chairmen for most of its sections of membership, following its Annual General Meeting, which was held earlier today. BSIA Chief Executive, James Kelly, comments: “The success of the BSIA is not only achieved by the work of its staff but also the ongoing dedication from members who are willing to serve on the various committees. Every section is represented on the Association’s Council, meaning that every area of membership is fully engaged and involved in shaping the strategic direction of the Association.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the previous section chairmen for their efforts and contributions and I extend a warm welcome to the new faces who are taking up the post of chairmen.”

The new list of BSIA section chairmen and vice-chairmen are as follows:

Security Guarding
Chairman: Stuart Lowden (Wilson James Ltd)
Vice Chairman: Colin Moore (Unipart Security Solutions Ltd)

Cash & Valuables in Transit
Chairman: Ashley Bailey (Loomis UK Ltd)
Vice Chairman: Tina Bishop (BDI Securities UK Ltd)

Access Control
Chairman: Mike Sussman (TDSi Ltd)
Vice Chairman: Paul Adams (Kaba Ltd)

Cash and Property Marking
Chairman: Chris Taylor (Selectamark Security Systems PLC)
Geoff Knupfer (SmartWater Technology Ltd)

Cash & Valuables in Transit
Chairman: Ashley Bailey (Loomis UK Ltd)
Vice Chairman: Tina Bishop (BDI Securities UK Ltd)

Chairman: Pauline Norstrom (Dedicated Micros Ltd)
Vice Chairman: Simon Adcock (ATEC Security)

Crowd Managment
Chairman: Antony Ball (Show and Events Security Limited)
Vice Chairman: Mark Hamilton (G4S Secure Solutions UK Ltd)

Export Council
Chairman: John Davies (TDSi Ltd)
Vice Chairman: Greg Stuttle (GJD Manufacturing Ltd)

Information Destruction
Chairman: Russell Harris (PHS Datashred Ltd)

Physical Security Equipment
Chairman: Clive Baker (Kaba Ltd)

Security Consultancies
Chairman: Chris Lawrence (Carillion TPS)
Vice Chairman: Barry Walker (MFD)

Security Equipment Manufacturers
Chairman: Tony Allen (Dycon Ltd)
Vice Chairman: Adrian Mealing (Texecom Ltd)

Security Systems
Chairman: Tim Geddes (Yeoman Monitoring Services)

Some BSIA sections of membership are yet to hold their AGM, at which section chairmen are newly elected or re-elected and as such have not, been included on this list.

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