Security and logistics specialist Wilson James has appointed Gemma Quirke as its new managing director for Security Services, adding to the strength of the company’s dedicated security team.
Previously HR director for the business, Quirke has served in the security sector for over 15 years. Throughout this time, Quirke has worked closely with industry bodies including Skills for Security, the British Security Industry Association and the Security Industry Authority.
All the while, Gemma Quirke has been extensively involved in the development of security employment policy and played a key role in helping to raise the standards of professionalism across the industry.
Commenting on the appointment, Quirke stated: “I’m very excited about the security sector’s ongoing development and the direction in which it is heading. There is a great opportunity for the sector to continue to develop and be recognised for the professionalism and expertise it provides. This is something that we are very proud of at Wilson James.”
In conclusion, Quirke added: “I look forward to working with my fellow directors to ensure we continue making great contributions to this ever-evolving and vital business sector.”
Management of strategic direction
Quirke’s role will be specifically focused on managing the strategic direction for security at Wilson James in conjunction with Ron Dickin (customer liaison director) and executive director Stuart Lowden.
Lowden explained: “This is a great opportunity for us to maximise the diverse skills and knowledge that we have across the security sector in Wilson James. Gemma’s experience brings a different dimension to the security team, enabling continuous development in the solutions that we provide to our clients which will help them address their security needs.”
Mark Dobson, CEO at Wilson James, added: “Gemma has the experience and knowledge to take Wilson James’ security operation on the next stage of its journey. She will being a fresh approach to the industry, and an expertise and know-how that will be of great benefit to our clients.”