The Security Institute has started 2016 by announcing a new President. Succeeding Lord Alex Carlile at the head of the organisation from the 2016 AGM in April is former Security Industry Authority Chair, Baroness Ruth Henig. Whilst at the SIA Baroness Henig was instrumental in overseeing a regulatory overhaul and the introduction of a new and modern, fit-for-purpose regulatory regime.
Previous high profile roles Baroness Henig has held in the security sector include Chair of the Association of Police Authorities from 1997 to 2005, after which she became the Association’s president. She was also a member of the National Criminal Justice Board from 2003 to 2005. Baroness Henig was awarded a CBE for services to policing in 2000.
Announcing the appointment, Security Institute Chairman Garry Evanson said: “We are delighted that we have been able to invite an industry heavyweight to be our President moving ahead into what I’m certain will be future steady growth across all areas of Institute activity. Baroness Henig, through her work with the SIA, has been instrumental in shaping the security sector and her vast experience and wise counsel comes at a welcome time for the Institute as it focuses on new horizons”.