The Institute's Validation Process has been developed by industry professionals from a range of security backgrounds to independently recognise and benchmark your security experience, qualifications, training and professional commitment. It is an evolving process which is constantly reviewed and updated to ensure it reflects today's security profession.
The guardians of the process are our Validation Board - a voluntary team of some 38 security professionals representing a wide range of sectors within the profession. From this team approximately 14 members attend each monthly VB meeting to review all applications and recommend suitable grades to the main Board of Directors.
To ensure that the VB can recommend fair grading levels for everyone choosing to join the Security Institute, it is imperative that each VB member brings with them a wealth of knowledge and experience.
The Validation Process is completed anonymously, therefore even if an applicant is known to the members of the VB, it is only possible to award membership grades based on the information and supporting evidence submitted.
VALIDATION BOARD MEMBERS
Guy Mathias, Suntory, Chairman
Paula Stanbridge, Membership Manager, SyI
Tony Aston, Thales, Vice Chairman VB and Chairman VB Working Group
Steve Massey, SJM Executive Security Consultancy, Vice Chairman VB & member VB Working Group
Graeme Addy, Intsyco Ltd, Member of VB Working Group
Ciaran Barry, Linx International Group
Steve Bell, South Lanarkshire Council
Jeremy Bennett, FCO
Andy Boffin, GE Healthcare Ltd
Edit Bori, Westminster Abbey, Member of VB Working Group
Mike Cannon, Security Surveillance Solutions
Nigel Carpenter, Independent Security Risk Management Consultant
John Davies, Euroclear SA/NV
Adrian Doughty, Home Office
Paul Drury, Experian
Peter French, Gold Command
Mariella Gallo, Arup
Gez Hart, Buro Happold Engineers Ltd
Stephen Hudson, JLT Group
Peter Hurry, TPS Consult
Barry Jarvis, BAE Systems
Peter Lavery, Colt Technology Services, Member of VB Working Group
Mike Lees, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Julia McClelland, Sellafield
Rod McLeod, Prizer
Mike Maguire, Gap
Sam Nicholls, Diverse Strategies Ltd, Member of VB Working Group
Jonathan Schulten, Broadgate Estates, Member of VB Working Group
Paul Shanes, MOD
Barrie Stewart, Securitas
Rod Stobie, Boeing Defence UK
Rick Stocks, Babraham Institute
Marc Took, City Security Services Ltd, Member VB Working Group
Chas Treasure, RSA
Mark Tucknutt, QCIC Group Ltd
Mark Whittle, McDonalds Restaurants Ltd
The SyI Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Institute are also Validation Board members.
VB members are appointed by invitation of the VB Chairman. There is no maximum number that may sit on the VB, however it is important that sufficient members are available from across a range of disciplines whenever a Validation Board meeting is held.
If you are interested in finding out more about being a Validation Board member, then please contact Paula Stanbridge on email@example.com