Speakers announced for our 2017 Stakeholder Conference

14 February 2017

Today we announced four of the key speakers at our Stakeholder Conference, which takes place on Tuesday 14 March 2017.

A reflection of the partnership working theme for the day, our confirmed speakers come from the private security industry, academia, the Police and the NHS. Combined they bring a wealth of experience on a range of issues affecting the private security industry.

The following four speakers are confirmed:

  1. Jayne King
    Chair of the National Association of Healthcare Security and Head of Security & Site Services at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. She will present on developing standards for security provision in healthcare.
  2. Andrew Wootton
    Senior Research Fellow at the University of Salford and Director of its Design Against Crime Solutions Centre will discuss design-led approaches to reducing crime and how the ProtectED scheme is increasing wellbeing in general.
  3. Peter Webster
    Chief Executive of Corps Security who also blogs on the UK private security industry. He will give delegates his views on regulation and the Approved Contractor Scheme.
  4. Ronnie Megaughin
    Chief Inspector at Police Scotland and Deputy Director of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC). He will talk about the good work done in Scotland between the SIA, the SBRC and other partners reducing the risks posed by Serious Organised Crime.

More information about further speakers and the workshops will be announced soon.

Book your place at the conference today; the closing date for bookings is Thursday 9 March.

Further information:

  • The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the United Kingdom, reporting to the Home Secretary under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. The SIA's main duties are: the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities; and managing the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme.
  • For further information about the Security Industry Authority or to sign up for email updates visit www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk. The SIA is also on Facebook- this link opens in a new window (Security Industry Authority) and Twitter- this link opens in a new window (SIAuk).