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Baroness Ruth Henig has joined SecuriGroup as a non-executive director.
She joins SecuriGroup after completing two terms as chair of the private security regulator, the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Baroness Henig was Chair of Lancashire Police Authority and the chair of the Association of Police Authorities in England and Wales which led to the award of a CBE in 2000 for services to policing. The Baroness also served on the National Criminal Justice Board and Street Crime Action Group, chaired by the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair.
She was appointed as Deputy Lieutenant for Lancashire in 2002 and made a life peer in 2004 as Baroness Henig of Lancaster. As a sitting member of the House of Lords, Baroness Henig takes her place on the European Scrutiny Committee on Foreign Affairs and is a member of the Independent Policing Commission.
SecuriGroup points to the Home Office’s proposed reform of the Private Security Industry Act 2001 and a new regulatory system. The Glasgow-based firm says Baroness Henig was instrumental in devising the new regulatory strategy and her in-depth knowledge will ensure that SecuriGroup is well placed to meet the requirements of the new regime.
Baroness Henig said: “I am delighted to join the SecuriGroup Board of Directors. The new regulatory framework will provide exciting opportunities for a company with such a strong reputation and I’m keen to play my part in delivering further success to the organisation.”
Russel Kerr, the Managing Director of SecuriGroup said: “This appointment helps to underline our ambitions and further strengthens our credentials. Our organisation continues to expand, well ahead of the industry average and this announcement will increase our profile even further.”
SecuriGroup added that it has navigated the recession well and has experienced double-digit growth throughout the downturn, doubling its turnover in less than five years.
The Baroness joins a board chaired by retired Strathclyde Police Deputy Chief Constable John LS Malcolm QPM. The board also includes former Assistant Chief Constable and Head of Counter Terrorism for Scotland, Allan Burnett QPM and former Joint Regional Liaison Officer and civil contingencies expert, Colonel John Kelly MBE. Visit www.SecuriGroup.co.uk