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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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