Chief Executive of the SIA steps down

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The SIA’s Chief Executive, Ian Todd, has announced his decision to step down from the role as a result of “significant changes in personal circumstances”. Mr Todd will leave the role on 16 October 2020.

Speaking about his departure Ian said: “It has been an honour and a privilege to lead the SIA over the past 18 months and I am proud of what we have achieved together, particularly rising to the challenges of COVID-19. Whilst I am disappointed that I will not see our corporate plan through to completion, I remain positive that the foundations are strong and that I will be able to look back, in future, and see an even stronger organisation as a result. I would like to thank the Authority members and all staff for making my time at the SIA such a positive experience.”

Elizabeth France CBE, Chair of the SIA said: “We are sorry that, for personal reasons, Ian has decided not to continue as our Chief Executive. He is an excellent Chief Executive and has played an important part in the development of the SIA, leading it through a challenging period. We are keen to see the plans he has put in place delivered and shall immediately appoint one of our Directors as acting Chief Executive to ensure that no momentum is lost while we conduct a formal recruitment process.”

The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the UK. Under the terms of the Private Security Act 2001, the SIA runs as an independent body, reporting to the Home Secretary.