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Security Industry Authority appoints new CEO

14 December 2018

THE SECURITY Industry Authority (SIA) has appointed Ian Todd as its new chief executive and he will take up the post on 25 February 2019.

Todd succeeds Dave Humphries who has been interim CEO since the departure of former SIA CEO Alan Clamp at the end of October. Todd joins the SIA from the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) where he is currently Deputy Director General. This builds on a number of board level roles in professional regulation, including the health and legal sectors.

He has also spent time in central government, including the Cabinet Office. Ian has extensive experience of dealing with the public in a frontline role as his first career was with the NHS ambulance services. Throughout his near 15 years he was a qualified paramedic and held a number of roles to Director level, including as part of the Gold command team during 7/7.

SIA chair Elizabeth France welcomed the appointment, she said: "I am delighted to welcome Ian as the SIA’s future Chief Executive. Ian joins us with an excellent track record in leadership and organisation development, we look forward to working with him.

"Ian will build on our work with government, the private security industry, and our other stakeholders to maintain a focus on public protection and ensure the SIA continues to improve the service we provide to licence holders and security businesses.

"I am confident Ian will enjoy the challenge of delivering effective regulation in a changing environment. He will carry forward our strategic plan and build on our successes to ensure continuity and progress across all areas of the SIA’s work.

"I thank Dave Humphries for his steady leadership since Alan Clamp’s departure in October. He has ensured that the SIA has continued to move forward strategically and operationally."

Ian Todd added: "I am excited to be taking up the post of Chief Executive at the SIA and look forward to drawing on my experience to drive the SIA’s strategic direction and strengthen its regulatory role. The SIA plays an important role in protecting the public and improving standards in the security industry.

"I look forward to working with the board and staff at the SIA, as well as external stakeholders and partners. I am committed to building on the good work of the organisation and to ensure that the SIA continues to be seen as an effective and efficient regulator".