Trevor Reaney appointed to the SIA

18 October 2018

From 7 November 2018 Trevor Reaney will become a Member of the Security Industry Authority (SIA), with specific responsibilities for Northern Ireland. He will join the Board, taking over from outgoing Member Professor Sir Desmond Rea.
Trevor brings to us a breadth of skills and experience. He was formerly the Clerk and Chief Executive to the Northern Ireland Assembly between 2008 and 2016.
Trevor is currently a member of the National Assembly for Wales Remuneration Board and an independent Member of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee of the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.
He began his career in the hospitality industry and has held a number of management positions in both the private and public sectors. Before joining the Assembly, Trevor served as Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Policing Board from January 2004, and prior to that, he held the post of Chief Executive at Craigavon Borough Council from 1996 to 2003.  
Trevor is a graduate of the Open University, obtaining a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He has also undertaken studies at the Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, USA, JFK School of Government at Harvard University, and with the Institute of Directors.
Elizabeth France, our Chair, welcomed Mr Reaney’s appointment:  
“We are delighted that Trevor is to become a Member of the SIA. He joins a strong non-executive team and will provide the essential and strategic link to our partners in Northern Ireland, building on the excellent relationships fostered by Professor Sir Desmond Rea.
“We have benefited over the years from Professor Sir Desmond’s insight and contribution; we are grateful to him for the commitment he has given and wish him well for the future.” 

Further information:

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