THE BOARD of The Security Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of Angela Vernon-Lawson CSyP FSyI as the organisation’s new CEO. The appointment became effective on 1 January 2023.

Vernon-Lawson had previously been appointed as The Security Institute’s chief operating officer and was asked by the Board to take on the role of interim CEO in April last year.

The Board has witnessed a number of enhancements to the management of the Institute in the last eight months that serve to strengthen governance (more of which anon), improve operating practices and streamline ways of working.

While the organisation initially held an external recruitment process for the CEO’s role, Peter Lavery FSyI (chair of The Security Institute) stated: “It became very apparent that we already had the right individual working for us. Angela will be able to deliver enormous value to both the members and the wider security sector. As CEO, Angela brings a wealth of relevant and valuable experience from the realms of business and academia.”

Commenting on this development, Angela Vernon-Lawson stated: “It is a great privilege to be appointed CEO for The Security Institute on behalf of its members and build on the work already conducted. Going forward, I’m excited at the prospect of being able to enhance the member experience and explore new avenues for those already working in or otherwise exploring career opportunities within the security business sector.”

Vernon-Lawson holds an MSc in Risk and Security Management gained at the University of Leicester. A magistrate in the South and West Devon local justice area, she’s also a volunteer unit leader for the Police Cadets.

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