Sir Ian Johnston has joined the Security Industry Authority (SIA) as a non-executive Board member.
The appointment – which was ratified on 5 February – will see Sir Ian work closely with the SIA’s executive team to ensure the Regulator carries out its duties effectively and to the highest possible standard.
Sir Ian was appointed by the Home Office after an open competition and will serve as a non-executive member of the Board for a three-year term.
Sir Ian’s knowledge and experience in the field of policing and security will be invaluable as the SIA moves towards the introduction of licensing for security businesses.
On his new appointment, Sir Ian Johnston said: “I’m delighted to have been appointed as a Board member for the SIA. The private security industry has a growing role to play in keeping people safe. Therefore, helping to raise standards is an immensely worthwhile task.”
Sir Ian concluded: “I’m very much looking forward to contributing towards enhancing the quality of what the industry delivers in the years to come.”
Career history to date
Sir Ian is a Deputy Lieutenant for London, a trustee of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust and a member of the Audit Committee for the British Museum.
Previously, he served as the director of security for the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
That role followed on from a 44-year policing career, including eight years as chief constable of the British Transport Police and seven years as assistant commissioner with the Metropolitan Police Service.