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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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