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            Chair’s Update:                                                                                                           I was delighted to see the Institute continue our

            The Institute’s Growing                                                                                                   MoU collaboration with the UKCMA, through the
                                                                                                                                      launch of a new Special Interest Group combining
                                                                                                                                      a multi-disciplinary approach to protecting people
                                                                                                                                      in crowded places. This is a critical area for
            Influence                                                                                                                 ‘competent’ crowd safety and security professionals
                                                                                                                                      who on behalf of owners and operators consider
                                                                                                                                      the all-risks approach, which of course includes
            Peter Lavery FSyI                                                                                                         terrorist attacks and take ‘proportionate and
                                                                                                                                      reasonable measures’ under the proposed ‘Protect
                                                                                                                                      Duty’ legislation (aka Martyn’s Law), to prepare
                                                                                                                                      and protect the public. This continues to require
                                                                    Well, we are well and truly in Q1 of 2022,                        a multi-agency approach in our preparations and
                                                                    which in effect is the reporting period for                       emergency response planning.
                                                                    2021. How many members joined during the
                                                                    year? Answer 1050, providing a total of 4,300                     We may also see a link with the current revision of
                                                                    members spread across some 40+ countries.                         the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 under our national
                                                                    My continued thanks to the validation Board.                      resilience strategy as it applies to Emergency
                                                                    On a financially front we have grown and are                      Management which is a subject close to us all. An
                                                                    financially fit for the benefit of our members,                   important time for those with the responsibility of
                                                                    but you will have to await the details at our                     protecting crowded places, be that a park, stadium,
                                                                    AGM on 28th April.                                                high street, or transport hub with a growing
                                                                                                                                      realisation that, in order to protect crowded places,
                                                                    The Security Institutes Board strategy looks                      a blend of knowledge and skills in safety, security
                                                                    at 5 key elements, further details of which                       leadership is required.
                                                                    will be provided from those Board Directors
                                                                    responsible at the AGM:                                           We should also consider this as and when Volume
                                                                    •      Membership Experience                                      2 of the Manchester Inquiry reports on the
                                                                    •      Next Generation                                            response phase, given there are clear links with
                                                                    •      Influence                                                  security planning and response.
                                                                    •      Professionalisation                                        Our 2022 and second cohort for our ‘Secure
                                                                    •      Ethics/ED&I                                                Futures’ employability programme with the EY
                                                                                                                                      Foundation is about to kit off in April, and on a side
                                                                    As I reflect on the hard work undertaken by                       note it was great to have one of our first cohort
                                                                    Directors and their continued commitment to                       attend our recent board meeting at  Westminster
                                                                    you as members, it’s clear, that commitment                       Abbey to what goes on behind the scenes and look
                                                                    is not to be underestimated for anyone                            forward to the next opportunity.
                                                                    considering putting themselves forward for
                                                                    election. Given board meetings, committee                         I would like to welcome Anjee Lawson again
                                                                    work (audit, risk, remuneration and Ethics                        as our new Chief Operating Officer (COO), and
                                                                    & Professional standards), events and SIG                         currently deep in her induction to understand our
                                                                    sponsorship, conservatively I estimate 10+                        operations and the wider Head Office team.
                                                                    working days. Also, a fact often missed
                                                                    is Board Directors whilst volunteers are                          You will all be aware that our Chief Executive
                                                                    ‘Executive Directors’ as listed at Companies                      Rick Mounfield is stepping down to move back to
                                                                    House and are legally and financially liable                      commercial security and whilst the recruitment
                                                                    like any other company director. As you might                     for his replacement has begun, as Chair of the
                                                                    expect there is qualifying criteria beyond                        Board of Directors I can only reiterate my personal
                                                                    just Security institute  membership before                        thanks and that of the Board for all Rick has done
                                                                    any election takes place. Details for Director                    to progress the Institute, over what will be 5 years
                                                                    elections at the 2022 AGM will be release                         in the role.
                                                                                                                                      There continues to be more on the horizon that
                                                                                                                                      we will be pleased to present to you, our members,
                                                                                                                                      in due course.
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