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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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