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 Registrar, Paula Stanbridge via: paula@security-institute.org or on (01803) 663275.

VB Members

Tony Aston FSyI
John Davies FSyI
Vice Chair and Chair
of the VB Working Group
 Julia McClelland CSyP FSyI
Vice Chair
Graeme Addy FSyI Peter French FSyI Jonathon Gigg MSyI
Ciaran Barry CSyP MSyI Mariella Gallo MSyI Daniel McClendon FSyI
Steve Bell MSyI Lloyd Gardner MSyI Sam Nicholls MSyI
Jeremy Bennett MSyI Stephen Hudson MSyI Darryn Robbins MSyI
Rick Billingsley MSyI Tom Huntley MSyI Jonathan Schulten FSyI
Mike Cannon FSyI Mike Hurst MSyI John Sephton FSyI
Nigel Carpenter FSyI Peter Lavery FSyI Dale Simpson MSyI
Alan Cotter FSyI Mike Lees CSyP FSyI Richard Strudwick MSyI
Will Dakin MSyI Mike Maguire FSyI Chas Treasure FSyI
Kara Dewey MSyI Steve Massey FSyI Iain Watt FSyI
Nick Evans FSyI Guy Mathias FSyI Dave Matthews CSyP FSyI
Stuart Williams CSyP FSyI Angie Clarke CSyP FSyI Brendan McGarrity CSyP MSyI
James Eaton CSyP FSyI Julian Veal MSyI Nick Davies CSyP FSyI
Peter Jones CSyP MSyI Darrin Tomkins MSyI

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