09 May 2013
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) have today announced the appointment of Baroness Ruth Henig as the Association’s special advisor on regulatory change.
The former SIA Chairman will support the association’s active public affairs programme to represent the interests of the BSIA and its members in Parliament, and also at industry events.
Reinforcing the importance of primary legislation to support the Government’s proposals for a new ‘lighter touch’ regulatory regime – which is set to include business licensing alongside individual registration – is a key priority for the Association, and this will be one area in which Baroness Henig’s influence will benefit BSIA members.
In addition to the work on regulation, Baroness Henig will be an active participant in the Association’s Parliamentary roundtable programme, which generates a lively debate on the topic of private security involvement in the delivery of outsourced police support services.
Baroness Henig comments: “I am very much looking forward to working with the BSIA to shape the development of the new regulatory regime for private security. In particular, it will be important to ensure that the needs of all businesses in the private security sector are fully taken into account by those who are framing the new legislation and regulations in Parliament.”
Jeff Little, NSI CEO comments, ‘Baroness Henig is the ideal person to take the industry forward in the new Regulatory Regime and will undoubtedly add huge benefit across the sector. All at NSI welcome her appointment and look forward to working with her and James Kelly in the future.’
Photograph shows NSI Chairman Sir Francis Richards (right) with Baroness Ruth Henig (left), presenting her with an NSI framed medal to mark her departure from the SIA and contribution to the security industry.