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                    Security Institute Announce                                                                                       Angela was also a member of both the Remuneration and the Ethics
                                                                                                                                      Committees and was the sponsoring Director for the Security, Education,
                                                                                                                                      Accreditation, Training and Standards (SEATS) and Business Continuity,
                    Angela Vernon-Lawson CSyP                                                                                         Emergency Planning, Crisis Management and Resilience (BECRes) special
                                                                                                                                      interest groups. Since leaving the Board of Directors in 2021, she has
                                                                                                                                      remained involved with the Membership Management Advisory Group
                                                                                                                                      (MMAG) and mentoring programme.
                    FSyI As New Chief Operating                                                                                       In addition to Angela’s history of volunteering through the Security

                                                                                                                                      Institute, Angela also dedicates her time as a Unit Coordinator for the
                                                   Officer                                                                            Volunteer Police Cadets in her local area, serves as a Magistrate in the
                                                                                                                                      Family Court, is part of the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Strategy
                                                                                                                                      (local forum) which has led to completing train the trainer for restorative
                                                                                                                                      relationships, DASH risk assessments and Bystander intervention

                                                                                                                                      Speaking on her appointment Angela commented:

            The Security Institute is pleased to announce that                                                                        “I am delighted to be joining the Security Institute as the newly appointed
            Angela Vernon Lawson CSyP FSyI will be joining                                                                            Chief Operating Officer at a time when the security sector is changing.
            their head office team as the new Chief Operating                                                                         The need for a well-informed, professional and disciplined workforce
            Officer (COO).                                                                                                            with the knowledge, skills, and behaviours to successfully protect people
                                                                                                                                      and assets in various settings is increasing. Since I joined the Institute in
            Angela was unanimously selected from a strong set                                                                         2011, I have witnessed it go from strength to strength. I firmly believe the
            of candidates, after a long and rigorous selection                                                                        Institute will be intrinsic in supporting those in the industry to prepare for
            process. The role of COO is a new position as the                                                                         what lies ahead in an evolving security landscape, and I am excited to be
            Institute continues to expand in influence and                                                                            part of that journey.”
            membership, the COO will provide operational
            leadership oversight of membership engagement                                                                             The Institute’s Chair, Peter Lavery FSyI, welcomed Angela to the team,
            and aspects of routine business administration.                                                                           saying:
            Through this position Angela will support the
            Institute in achieving the five key business                                                                              “We are pleased to welcome Angela to our Head Office team. Angela
            objectives outlined by the Chair and Board                                                                                joins us after serving as a Director of the Institute for 6 years and we
            of Directors in 2021, which are: ‘Membership                                                                              are delighted to gain her invaluable experience and knowledge as a
            experience’, ‘Professionalisation’, ‘Influence’, ‘Next                                                                    Chartered Security Professional.
            Generation’ and ‘Ethics, Equality, Diversity &
            Inclusion’.                                                                                                               As well as being a key influencer within our community, Angela’s passions
                                                                                                                                      align with the Institute’s key business objectives as demonstrated through
            Angela has a longstanding career in security                                                                              her extensive experience within the Institute. Her new role will be linked
            and business continuity consultancy, supporting                                                                           to these objectives, and she will no doubt prove instrumental in the
            the global and national operations for clients in                                                                         Institute’s continued growth and influence. We are very privileged to have
            the finance, aviation, media, sport, oil industry                                                                         Angela’s expertise within our team and I am very much looking forward to
            and defence. Angela will also bring a wealth of                                                                           working with her.”
            valuable experience in Higher Education, Further
            Education, vocational developments, and Awarding
            Organisation responsibilities. In 2021, Angela                                                                            Chief Executive, Rick Mounfield CSyP FSyI, added:
            attained chartership becoming one of only 235
            Chartered Security Professionals.                                                                                         “Angela brings a whole new set of skills to the executive function and the
                                                                                                                                      leadership of the operational staff. Her ability gives me confidence to
            Since 2011, Angela has been a longstanding                                                                                change the tac of the Institute to achieve bigger and better outcomes for
            engaged member of the Security Institute and                                                                              the benefit of the members and the security industry. Her knowledge of
            the Director of Education for the Security Institute                                                                      the training and development world will be invaluable, but it is her ability
            between 2015-2021. As the education lead, Angela                                                                          to inspire and enhance the outstanding work our staff deliver on a daily
            created the Approved Training Provider scheme,                                                                            basis, that gives me most optimism. I am personally delighted with her
            wrote a security apprenticeship strategy paper and                                                                        appointment.”
            continues to represent the Institute as part of the
            security apprenticeship trailblazer group.

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