The Security Institute announces the appointment of new Vice Chairman

13th August 2019

The Security Institute (SyI) has just appointed Jonathan Shulten FSyl as their new Vice Chairman. Prior to this, Jonathan served on the institute’s Validation board for many years. The board is responsible for benchmarking applicant’s experience, training, qualifications and commitment to the profession.

As Vice Chairman, Jonathan will serve a 3-year term. He will be joining the 14 other voluntary directors on the Security  Institute board as well as Chair the Institute’s Risk Committee.

In this role, he will be succeeding Paul Drury who stepped down from the Syl Board earlier in the year. Jonathan’s experience is broad, having worked in counter terrorism and the Metropolitan Police. He also worked with the Olympic and Paralympic Games providing event security and was the SME & Lead Assesor on the National Counter Terrorism Coordinators Course with the National Policing Improvement Council. His more recent work has been in business resilience with British Land & Broadgate Estates.

Chairman of the Security Institute, Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI, has said on the appointment, “As a longstanding and active member and supporter of the Institute, I was delighted that Jonathan decided to stand for a Directorship this year. I have been very impressed by Jonathan’s contributions to the Validation Board and Validation Board Working Group, as well as his profile and high standing among members. It was no surprise to see Jonathan elected, and a great pleasure to welcome him onto the Board.

“Jonathan was an obvious contender for the Vice Chairmanship of the Institute, and I am very pleased that he accepted the position. He brings valued experience and skills to the Institute’s leadership team, and also chairs our Risk Committee and will lead on the development of internal policies, supporting the ongoing improvement of our risk management and other procedures within the Institute as we continue to grow and develop as an organisation. I am very much enjoying working with Jonathan, and the fresh perspectives that he is already delivering.”