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                Rick Mounfield CSyP FSyI                                                                                              “I want to thank and acknowledge the staff and all of the (30+) volunteers on the Board of Directors

                Standing Down as the                                                                                                  that I have had the pleasure to work with over the past five years.  Each is a true professional in their
                                                                                                                                      role, and each is dedicated to the work the Institute delivers. Without them, the Institute would not be
                                                                                                                                      what it is today.

                Security Institute Chief                                                                                              I feel the time is right after 5 years to hand over to a new Chief Executive who, along with our brilliant
                                                                                                                                      new Chief Operating Officer, Anjee Vernon-Lawson, will be able to take us into the next exciting
                                                                                                                                      chapter.” said Rick.

                Executive                                                                                                             SyI Chair, Peter Lavery FSyI, stated: “Rick has played an integral role in galvanising the staff and
                                                                                                                                      members, transforming the SyI into the successful professional membership organisation it is today.
                                                                                                                                      He always said he would stay 3-5 years, and true to his word, he will be leaving to pursue opportunities

                                                               The Security Institute (SyI) has announced that                        within the sector as a returning practitioner.
                                                               Rick Mounfield CSyP FSyI will be standing down as                      “We are indebted to Rick for his hard work over the past five years – particularly in leading the digital
                                                               Chief Executive at the end of April.                                   transformation and rallying members to support one another and share knowledge during the

                                                               Rick, who joined the SyI’s Head Office team in                         pandemic.
                                                               early 2017, has overseen a period of tremendous                        “On behalf of the Board and the membership, I would like to thank Rick and wish him every success in
                                                               growth for the organisation in terms of                                all his endeavours in his new role.”
                                                               membership and influence within the security
                                                               Membership has almost doubled in the past
                                                               five-year period, and now stands at about 4,300
                                                               members. This has allowed the not-for-profit to
                                                               invest in exciting professional development tools
                                                               for members, including a Mentoring Scheme that
                                                               launched in 2018 and a new Community Platform
                                                               in 2020.
                                                               At the same time, the Institute has increased
                                                               influence across the private and public sectors,
                                                               with the number of Corporate Partners
                                                               increasing. from three to 50. In addition,
                                                               more than 30 Government Departments have
                                                               supported their security professionals to join via
                                                               Group Membership Schemes.
                                                               Rick will remain in post until the end of April, and
                                                               work with the SyI’s new Chief Operating Officer,
                                                               Anjee Vernon-Lawson CSyP FSyI, to help ensure a
                                                               smooth transition, whilst the SyI recruits for a new
                                                               Chief Executive and a new and exciting chapter
                                                               for the organisation.

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