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Ward Security’s executive director Paul Harvey gains Chartered status

29 September 2020

PAUL HARVEY, an executive director at national security provider Ward Security, has been admitted to the Register of Chartered Security Professionals, the ‘Gold Standard’ of competence in security.

The Register of Chartered Security Professionals was launched in 2011 under a Royal Charter issued to The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals. Registrants use Chartered Security Professional (CSyP) as a post-nominal. The designation is recognised by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure.

Successful applicants have to pass a rigorous selection process which includes having their application form peer reviewed and taking part in a panel interview. They must also demonstrate that they meet high standards in five key security disciplines: Knowledge, Leadership, Practical Skills, Communication and Professional Commitment.  

All designated Chartered Security Professionals must comply with a Code of Conduct, as well as a professional disciplinary code, and also complete a set number of hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on an annual basis.

Harvey’s experience in the security industry spans a successful career stretching back over 25 years. He has held senior positions in publicly-listed private equity and privately-owned businesses. Harvey joined the Board of Ward Security earlier this year.

Speaking about this momentous achievement, Harvey stated: “Becoming a Chartered Security Professionals is a means of individuals being recognised globally for upholding the highest standards in security and risk management. It also commits the individual to continuing to represent these standards year upon year through CPD as well as actions.”

Harvey continued: “I’m passionate about the professionalisation of the security sector and a firm believer that our industry needs to validate the many individuals who operate within it.”

*Further information about qualifying for Chartered Security Professional status can be found online at www.charteredsecurityprofessional.org