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Security professional Barrie Millett: ‘Surviving The Yomp’ for the RMCTF

Barrie Millett MSyI – head of business resilience at E.ON and a director of the National Business Crime Forum – has taken on the dual challenge of fundraising for Royal Marines in need and ‘Surviving The Yomp’.

Following national service in the Royal Marines, Millett successfully transitioned into the corporate environment and fully believes the experiences he received in the Marines have played a significant role in his many successes with the corporate security world.

Now, Barrie would very much like to give something back by supporting the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF) and, in turn, helping those who have given so much to their nation.

In addition, Millett will be taking on the ‘Surviving The Yomp’ challenge – an arduous 30-miler across rough terrain mirroring the gruelling final test all Royal Marines have to face and survive in order to gain their Green Beret. A challenge Millett first completed three decades ago.

Barrie Millett MSyI: head of business resilience at E.ON and a director of the National Business Crime Forum

Barrie Millett MSyI: head of business resilience at E.ON and a director of the National Business Crime Forum

Why the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund?

“The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund helps Royal Marines and their families when they need it most,” explained Millett.

“They help the wounded and injured. They give quality of life to those returning from operations and, when the worst happens, they support the families of those who die in service.”

The RMCTF has the widest purpose of almost any service charity. Quite simply, the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund will help when others cannot.

“I will be taking part in the Yomp as part of fundraising for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust during what is the 350th birthday year of the Royal Marines,” explained Millett. “I’d be very grateful for any support. I’ve just started my sponsorship campaign.”

Sponsor Barrie by accessing his Just Giving page at: http://www.justgiving.com/Barrie-Millett

For further information visit: http://www.commandospirit.com/ and http://www.1664challenge.co.uk/

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Elizabeth France CBE appointed chairman of the Security Industry Authority

Elizabeth France CBE has now begun her new role as chairman of the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

Mrs France has extensive experience in the criminal justice sector and is the non-executive chairman of the Office for Legal Complaints.

Following an open selection process, Bill Matthews has been re-appointed as the Board member with particular responsibility for representing Scottish interests.

Elizabeth France CBE: new chairman at the SIA

Elizabeth France CBE: new chairman at the SIA

Lord Taylor of Holbeach – the Home Office minister for criminal information – commented: “I’m very pleased to announce Elizabeth France as the chairman of the Security Industry Authority. Extensive experience of working within the police and security sectors means that Elizabeth has just what it takes to drive the SIA forward.”

Lord Taylor added: “I would also like to thank Bill Matthews for his significant contribution as interim SIA chairman over the last 12 months.”

Mrs France’s term as chairman runs for three years from 15 January 2014.

Bill Matthews

Bill Matthews

Elizabeth France CBE: the Curriculum Vitae

Mrs France is a member of the British Transport Police Authority, vice-president of Aberystwyth University and a member of the General Assembly of Manchester University.

Until 1 July 2009, France served as chief ombudsman and CEO of the Ombudsman Service Ltd, which provided the Telecommunications Ombudsman Service (Otelo), the Energy Ombudsman Service and the Surveyors Ombudsman Service.

France was also a non-executive director of the Serious Organised Crime Agency from 2005-2010.

France began her career in the Home Office, resigning to become the Data Protection Registrar in September 1994 and becoming Information Commissioner in January 2001.

France has been awarded honorary doctorates by the Universities of De Montfort, Loughborough and Bradford and is a Fellow of Aberystwyth University.

In June 2002, Elizabeth Francew was awarded a CBE for services to data protection.

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