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IFPO UK Advisory Board

IFPO UK welcomes two new members of its Advisory Board, Darren Chalmers-Stevens and Chris Middleton.

Darren Chalmers-Stevens

Darren Chalmers-Stevens, pictured, joined the personal safety software firm CriticalArc in 2013. As Managing Director, Darren is responsible for delivery of sales, operations, support and strategic partnerships in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.

Before, Darren served as Vice President, EMEA for VidSys, Inc where he led year-on-year triple digit growth for three years. Prior to that he was the Technology Development Lead for ADT Fire & Security, and he also held senior leadership positions at IBM and CNL Software.

Darren regularly participates in speaking engagements at security events. When he’s not meeting with clients and attending industry events, Darren enjoys spending time with his family and putting down some miles on his road bike during the weekends.

Chris Middleton Dip ML

After working in recruitment for Michael Page, he wanted something with more career options and stability, following the birth of his first son when 22.
“So I started my career as a young security officer at Freshfields international law firm and went on to hold senior manager positions at Ernst & Young, Pricewaterhousecoopers, Deloitte, and Marsh & McLennan Companies. I am now a security director back with ABM providing strategic direction of our ever-growing 74+ security contracts across the UK.”

About the IFPO

The International Foundation for Protection Officers (UK) is a not-for-profit membership association that provides professional learning and career advancements opportunities for security officers, supervisors and managers. IFPO was founded in 1988 and has members in 68 countries. Over 100,000 people have undertaken IFPO Certificates and Certifications. Visit


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