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Barnard appointed Security Institute director

13 June 2018

THE SECURITY Institute has announced the co-option of Paul Barnard to its board of directors.

Barnard is a counter terrorism expert and has been a committee member of the London Crime Prevention Association. His appointment sees him fill one remaining place on the board following this year’s elections at the Institute’s Annual General Meeting in April.

Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI, Chairman of the Security Institute chairman Dr Alison Wakefield, said that she was delighted to welcome Mr Barnaard onto the Institute’s board. She said: “Paul joins us with an impressive background as a senior counter-terrorism policing specialist.

“As well as being a key influencer within our community, he has a passion to promote career pathways for young people into the security profession and is already working with us to develop our capability in this area. His director portfolio will be linked to these aspirations, and we encourage other security professionals who share an interest in enhancing career opportunities for young people to contact him.”

Barnard began his current role at Ward Security as director of security, risk and miitigation in January of this year, leading on two initiatives: City Security Council and Young People Security Futures.

Speaking on his appointment, Barnard said: “I am delighted to have been selected as a director of the Security Institute. The progressive and strategic intents of the Institute are widely recognised and growing, a body which is the professional voice of the security industry. 

“We have a duty to raise standards, and this will include my portfolio in providing clear career pathways and enabling teenagers to understand what the security industry is and the types of careers it can offer. We will work with strategic partners to turn this into a purposeful and genuine project. Work is already underway, and I’m staggered at the overwhelming support we have already received.”

Barnard will formally stand for election at the next Security Institute Annual General Meeting in 2019.