The Validation Board

The Institute’s validation process has been developed by industry professionals from a range of security backgrounds to independently recognise and benchmark your security experience, qualifications, training and professional commitment.

It is an evolving process which is constantly reviewed and updated to ensure it reflects today’s security profession.

The validation process is completed anonymously – therefore even if an applicant is known to members of the Validation Board, it is only possible to award membership grades based on the information and supporting evidence submitted.

The guardians of the validation process are the Validation Board. This is a voluntary team of some 36 security professionals representing a wide range of sectors in the profession and all grades of membership within the Institute. From this team approximately 10 – 14 members attend each monthly meeting of the VB to review all applications and recommend suitable grades for approval by the Board of Directors.

VB members are appointed by invitation of the VB Chairman. There is no maximum number however it is important that sufficient members are available from across a range of disciplines at each VB meeting.

The list of current VB members is provided below. If you would be interested in finding out more about being a VB member, please contact our Membership Manager, Paula Stanbridge via: or on (01803) 663275.

VB Members

Tony Aston FSyI
Jonathan Schulten FSyI
Vice Chairman and Chairman
of the VB Working Group
John Davies FSyI
Vice Chairman
Alan Cain CSyP FSyI Julia McClelland CSyP MSyI Peter French FSyI
Barrie Stewart FSyI Mariella Gallo MSyI Peter Lavery FSyI
Chas Treasure FSyI Mark Whittle MSyI Rick Stocks FSyI
Ciaran Barry MSyI Mike Cannon FSyI Rod McLeod FSyI
Gez Hart CSyP FSyI Mike Hurst MSyI Rod Stobie MSyI
Graeme Addy FSyI Mike Lees CSyP FSyI Sam Nicholls MSyI
Guy Mathias FSyI Mike Maguire FSyI Stephen Hudson MSyI
Jeremy Bennett MSyI Nick Evans FSyI Steve Bell CSyP MSyI
John Sephton MSyI Nigel Carpenter FSyI Steve Massey FSyI
Jonathan Cornish MSyI Paul Drury FSyI Stuart Williams CSyP FSyI
Jordan Wyatt Paul Shanes CSyP MSyI Will Dakin MSyI

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