The Membership Management Advisory Group

The overall objective of the Membership Management Advisory Group (MMAG) is to provide a focus for membership services and to facilitate liaison between key Directors having member services related responsibilities.

The MMAG answers to the Vice Chairman and is jointly chaired by the Director for Membership Growth, Retention and Sustainability and the Director for Membership Services.

MMAG members are representatives of the regions, corporate bodies, Young Members Group and those Directors with portfolios that pertain to specific membership matters.

On average, the MMAG meets face-to-face and via teleconferencing services every six weeks.

As part of the view, the MMAG is involved from the Validation process to retired members and for actively engaging in career, Continuous Professional Development (CPD), members Regional communications, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and mentoring services either requested or offered by a wide variety of individuals or organisations.

The MMAG benefits from a dedicated Headquarters resource to support and coordinate communications; the mentoring scheme; the CPD programme; Special Interest Groups; support to regional activities; support to international initiatives/colleagues; contact with the membership, group members, the HQ team and the Board of Directors.

The MMAG will also engage with carrying out regular member’s surveys in order to identify membership demographics, sector interests and needs. The valuable results will serve with providing input to Directors’ work streams and more specifically with assisting in driving the Institute Strategy.

How do I become a member of the MMAG?

Any member of the Institute may apply to be involved in MMAG activities and Membership of the MMAG will be by personal invitation of the chair following a notification of interest by the member. Places will be limited so that a pool of volunteers may be maintained, and certain group representatives rotated on an as-required basis to give fair opportunity of representation when necessary.

Meeting participation is CPD earning for the individual member.

Volunteer members will be required to:

  • Attend a minimum of four meetings per year either in person or via provided remote conference facilities;
  • Be prepared to commit time to committee work estimated at no more than six hours per month;
  • Do pre/post meeting readings and contribute to committee documents for matters arising;
  • For regional representatives acting as a facilitator with their region’s colleagues to assist with intended Institute activities or information exchanges (with assistance from the chair) and communicate regional matters to the MMAG;
  • For corporate and specific group representatives, facilitate communications within their group membership and ensure representation of views and opportunities for membership enhancement.

To be inclusive, the meetings are face-to-face with remote participation when possible. Offers of venue availability will be gratefully accepted from the membership who can offer suitable facilities such as internet link and/or conference call facility for a two hour period.

If you are interested in learning more about joining the MMAG, please contact Becky at the Security Institute HQ via email: Becky@security-institute.org


John Sephton FSyI



Anna-Liisa Tampuu ASyI

Ben Hockman MSyI

Bill McGlennon CSyP MSyI

Ciaran Barry CSyP MSyI

Guy Mathias FSyI

James Walker MSyI

Mark Chapple MSyI

Shane Green MSyI

Daniel McClendon MSyI

Darryn Robbins MSyI


Richard Billingsley MSyI

Alastair Vella Sultana ASyI



Mike Cruse ASyI – South East region

Paul Grainge FSyI – North East region

James Morris CSyP FSyI – South West region



John Sephton FSyI



Henrik Midskov MSyI

Peter Page CSyP FSyI

Stephane Vuille MSyI

Simon Whitehouse CSyP FSyI


Tony Aston FSyI Rtd- VB Chair

Alex Yates FSyI- SIG Implementation

Mahbubul Islam CSyP MSyI – Cyber & Convergence SIG Sponsor

Angela Vernon-Lawson FSyI – SEATs  SIG Sponsor

Special Interest Groups

  • Built Environment (BESIG)
  • Chief Security Officers (CSO)
  • Counter-Terrorism
  • Close/Executive Protection
  • Critical National Infrastructure
  • Crowded Spaces / Places
  • Cyber Security & Convergence (CCSIG)
  • Diversity in Security
  • Emergency Planning, Crisis Management, Business Continuity and Resilience (BCRes)
  • Fraud / Fraud Prevention
  • Heritage, Faith, Arts and Antiques
  • Inclusive Security (ISSIG)
  • Insider Threat
  • Integrated Security
  • New and Emerging Security Technologies (NEST)
  • Nuclear and Radiological Protection
  • People Risk
  • Security Education and Training
  • Technical Officers / TCSM

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