New SIA Board Member

02 March 2015


Lord Bates, Home Office minister, has appointed David Horncastle to join the Security Industry Authority.

This will be David’s first non-executive appointment following a long and successful career at BT, where most recently he was Director of Security Professional Services.

David has valuable experience of audit and risk management and will join the SIA’s Audit and Risk Committee as well as being a member of the Board.

David will work with SIA Chair Elizabeth France, and the other Board members, to contribute to the overall strategic direction of the SIA, and to ensure the SIA carries out its duties effectively and to the highest standards.

SIA Chair Elizabeth France said:

“I am delighted to welcome David to the Board of the SIA. His experience will complement that of other SIA members as we work together to deliver our strategic plan.”

David Horncastle said:

“I am very pleased to be joining the SIA at this exciting time in their development. I look forward to working with the Board and the Audit and Risk Committee as the SIA continues to develop and implement its Corporate Plan for the next three years.”

Further information:

  • David was appointed following an open and fair competition to find a new SIA Board member.
  • David Horncastle: David has worked for BT for 30 years, holding a range of positions in IT, product and portfolio management, strategic planning, and programme delivery both in the UK and internationally. Most recently David was Director of Security Professional Services in BT Security, responsible for both the protection of BT and the delivery of security services and solutions to customers. Prior to BT, David studied Physics at the University of Oxford, and spent several years in the UK Nuclear Power industry.
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