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08 December 2021




 Zoë Billingham appointed as new Non-Executive Director of the SIA 

Zoë Billingham has been appointed aNon-Executive Director of the Security Industry Authority (SIA).Her appointment is effective from 06 December 2021 and she becomes a member of the Board of the SIA. Her tenure will be for three years.

Zoë is a lawyer by background and she brings to the Board a wealth of experience in the oversight of public safety.  She has spent much of her career inspecting public services to promote improvement. She was formerly a lead inspector with Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire and Rescue Services. She served there for 12 years, and she shone a light on all aspects of policing and created the new Fire Inspectorate. She led the Inspectorate's national work on value for money, mental health and protecting vulnerable people. 

Zoë is Chair Designate of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and a Trustee of SafeLives, a national domestic abuse charity. She is regularly heard on the airways giving insight into policing and security matters.

Heather Baily, Chair of the SIA said of Zoë's appointment:

"We are delighted that Zoë is joining the Authority of the SIA as her background in public safety is an asset to our Board. Her skill set and experience reflects government public safety priorities. We welcome Zoë and look forward to the contribution that she will make to the SIA."

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Further information:

You can read more about the profiles of theAuthority members on GOV.UK/sia.

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 thePrivate 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 The SIA is also onFacebook (Security Industry Authority)LinkedInandTwitter (@SIAuk). 

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Security Industry Authority

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