Board members

Skills for Security is the sector skills body for the private security industry – and is a not-for-profit organisation.

Skills for Security is governed by a non-executive board whose role is to guide, advise and monitor the work of the executive directors. Our board members are:

Mike Reddington

Chief Executive of the BSIA

Mike was appointed as Chief Executive in January 2019 and has worked in the security industry for over 25 years.

He began his career in electronic engineering before moving into sales and marketing, rising into senior roles for a variety of leading blue-chip organisations, such as Honeywell and ADI. Mike holds an MBA from Leeds University.

Simon Banks

Chairman of the BSIA

Simon was elected by the BSIA Council to serve as Chair of the Association for a two-year term from July 2018.

Simon is Managing Director of CSL Group, a global provider of connectivity solutions.

As Chair of the BSIA, Simon aims to provide strategic leadership, working in line with the advancing technology and changing attitudes in security to build the BSIA’s membership and bring about a deeper talent pool for the industry.

Dave Wilkinson

Director of Technical Services of the BSIA

Dave is responsible for coordinating all technical and quality matters within the BSIA. These duties include acting as representative on various UK, European and international standards committees and acting as UK representative on various CENELEC and Euralarm committees monitoring EU directives that impact BSIA members. In addition, Dave is the industry lead for the UK’s Security and Resilience Industry Suppliers Community (RISC). He is also responsible for membership liaison within the BSIA’s technical sections and works closely with other industry organisations such as ABI, NPCC, Police Scotland, Surveillance Camera Commissioner and Inspectorates on technical issues and anything else that may affect BSIA members.