Skills for Security welcomes new Director General

Skills for Security, the sector skills body for the UK’s private security industry, has announced the appointment of Terri Jones as its new Director General.

Terri joins the team at a pivotal time for the organisation, and will provide strategic direction for the company, focusing on new business generation while assuming responsibility for the successful financial and commercial performance of the company. She joins the organisation today (Monday 12th August) and will spend some time with Interim Chief Executive, Mike Britnell, before his departure from the business.

Having previously held senior positions within relevant organisations including sector skills council, ProSkills, and the Learning and Skills Improvement Service, Terri’s expertise and successful track record will be particularly beneficial to Skills for Security as it enters a period of stability and growth.

Current Interim Chief Executive, Mike Britnell, comments: “I am pleased to announce that we have recruited Ms Terri Jones to the position of Director General, Skills for Security. Terri has an extensive background in Skills and Education services and the Board of Directors believes that she is ideally placed to lead Skills for Security in the next stage of its development.

“Terri will be taking over the reins on Monday 12th August, working closely with me and the SfS team to develop her knowledge of the sector, getting to know our customers and understanding their skills and qualification needs.

“I wanted to take this brief opportunity to say how impressed I have been with the character, energy, knowledge and professionalism of the team at Skills for Security, and how much I have enjoyed working with them in the challenging circumstances of the past year.  I will leave with many happy memories of working with such a close-knit team, and wish Terri good fortune in her new role.  She has a wonderful team of people to work with and I am sure they will make her very welcome.”

With such a wide-ranging role and a broad scope of responsibility, Terri is eager to get started, commenting: “I am pleased to join the team at Skills for Security at what is an exciting period in the organisation’s development, and am looking forward to cementing the company’s position as the leading training body for the whole security sector.”

Skills for Security is the Standards Setting Organisation for the private security business sector, working with employers to raise standards and meet the demand for a more professional, highly trained and qualified workforce.