The much anticipated list of Top 40 influencers in the fire and security sector was announced last week, with nearly 25% of those included being Security Institute members.
IFSEC International 2013 marks the 40th birthday of the show, and to help celebrate, the organisers compiled a list of 40 of the most influential people in the global security and fire industries from hundreds of names suggested to them. The eventual winners were all noted for the significant contributions they have made to their respective sectors, and the Security Institute is extremely proud of the nine members who made it onto the list. All of them have made a significant personal contribution for the benefit of those working in security, in some cases over many years.
Mike Bluestone CSyP FSyI, is the current Institute Chairman, a position he has held for four years. He is passionate about training and mentoring, and was honoured by the Association of Security Consultants with a Special Award for Achievement in 2011.
Peter Finch CSyP FSyI is the current Chairman of the National Association for Healthcare Security, and one of the newest Chartered Security Professionals.
Jason Brown CSyP FSyI is based in Australia, where he is actively involved in the introduction of the Security Professionals’ Registry, closely aligned to the UKs own Register of Chartered Security Professionals, where he was the first overseas Chartered Security Professional to be admitted.
Emma Shaw CSyP FSyI is the Vice-Chairman of the Security Institute, the Southern Region Chairman of the Defence Industry Security Association and the current holder of the Security Excellence Award for Security Consultants.
Don Randall MBE FSyI is the Chairman of the City of London Crime Prevention Association, and was instrumental in the launch of the Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications Group working with London First and the Metropolitan Police Service.
Martin Smith MBE FSyI is the founder of the Security Awareness Special Interest Group, which is a subscription-free networking forum that provides regular seminars, for exchange of experiences and ideas to mitigate risks through better awareness communications.
Stuart Lowden CSyP FSyI was a founding member of the Security Institute, and has long been a campaigner for an improved quality of work/life balance for security officers. He was previously Chairman of the BSIA.
Bob Forsyth MSyI is a regular contributor to Infologue.com and an influencer in the licensed sector, where his reputation as a dynamic and committed leader also sees him involved with CSARN and the BSIA.
Profession Martin Gill FSyI is a Professor of Criminology, an author of 13 books and over 100 articles, and editor of the Security Journal. He maintains a close involvement in research with ASIS, and as the founder of the Security Research Initiative.
We congratulate all of these members on the incredible contribution they make, and on receiving this recognition from their peers via IFSEC Global.
That five of the Top 40 are also Chartered Security Professionals demonstrates this new gold standard is making its mark. It will be celebrated in style at the House of Lords on 22 March, at a dinner hosted by Lord Carlile CBE QC.