Geoff Zeidler

Geoff Zeidler joined the SIA Board in December 2013 as a non-executive director with private security industry experience.

Geoff studied Manufacturing Engineering at Cambridge University and went on to work as a Strategy Consultant at Bain & Co; and Director of Corporate Finance at Flemings. In 1997 he joined Spirent plc, the telecoms technology company, first as Director of Business Development; and then as President of the Europe and Wireless operations.

In 2006 Geoff became Commercial Director for the Forensic Science Service where he worked closely with the police and Home Office on the development of both the company and the commercialisation of the forensic services market.

In 2008 he was appointed Country President and MD of Securitas UK & Ireland. In 2010 he led the acquisition and integration of Reliance and Chubb to establish the second largest company in the manned guarding industry. Geoff left Securitas in June 2013.

In 2011 Geoff was elected Vice Chairman of the BSIA and became Chairman in 2012. He has been a member of the SIA's Strategic Consultative Group since its inception. He is now a Partner with Wyvern Partners working as an advisor and investor with companies in the business services, technology, security and justice markets.

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