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The Security Institute has co-opted Paul Barnard to its board of directors. Paul has filled the one remaining place on the board after this year’s elections at the Institute Annual General Meeting in April.
Dr Alison Wakefield, Chairman of the Institute, said: “Paul joins us with an impressive background as a senior counter-terrorism policing specialist, committee member of the City of London Crime Prevention Association and board member of the CSSC South East Region, among his many roles and achievements. 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 via email at email@example.com. We are very privileged to gain Paul’s expertise on the board and I am very much looking forward to working with him.”
Paul began at the guarding firm Ward Security as the Director of Security, Risk and Mitigation in January 2018, leading on two initiatives: City Security Council and Young People Security Futures. He was a guest speaker at the ACS Pacesetters annual lunch in May at Windsor racecourse.
His CV also includes serving as Detective Superintendent and Detective Chief Superintendent for Counter Terrorism in the City of London Police, with overall responsibility for delivery of CONTEST policing, Counter Terrorism funding and engagement with strategic partners, including the Home Office; Project Servator and London Terrorist attacks; Counter Terrorism speaker with international experience at the OSAC seminar in New York (2017) and the ASIS Dallas seminar in September 2017; and he was awarded an Applied Criminology Master’s Degree from Cambridge University in 2015.
Paul, pictured, 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.”
Paul will formally stand for election at the next Institute AGM in 2019. For more on the board visit https://security-institute.org/board-of-directors-vips/.