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IFPO representative

The Florida-based International Foundation for Protection Offices reports that it recently appointed Mike Hurst, CPP to serve as the IFPO representative in the UK.

After several discussions with Mike, pictured, IFPO executive director Sandi Davies felt confident that he embraces the same goals and objectives as that of the Foundation. Providing educational opportunities and a pathway will only enhance the career possibilities of those perusing their professional development, she said.

Mike Hurst has spent over 30 years in the security and fire field, as a specialist recruitment consultant and strategic advisor with HJA Consult (formerly HJA Fire and Security). He is a co-founder of the security events listing site.

Mike is Vice Chairman of the UK Chapter of ASIS International, the US-based association of security professionals; a role he has held for nine years. He serves on its Professional Development Council and European Advisory Council. He was also a director of the Security Institute standing down in 2017 having served the maximum six-year term of office.

In 2016 he was awarded the ASIS International President’s Award of Merit for his services to security in the UK and Europe.

Previously he was an Advisory Board Member to COMBAT Trafficking in Human Beings in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry an EU-funded project and was Founding Joint Chairman of the Security Industry Authority Small Business Network. He is a regular contributor to security media and has spoken at conferences internationally, such as the first Security TWENTY event of 2019, at the Birmingham Metropole in February.

He is also a Member of the British Standards BSI GW/3 Committee (Private Security Management and Services). Sandi Davies said: “Mike has an amazing network of security professionals and hosts incredible energy and drive. We are fortunate that Mike has taken on this new challenge. On behalf of the entire IFPO team we welcome Mike and will support his every efforts.”


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