12th June 2015
The Irish Security Industry Association (ISIA) recently held its Annual General Meeting and elections of officers. The event marked the end of a two year term by Sheenagh McCullagh of Stanley Security who was celebrated for her outstanding efforts during her Presidency by all members in attendance. Alan Durnan, MD of G4S Secure Solutions, was elected as President. ‘Alan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the ISIA and the Presidency. Having worked in the industry since 1999, Alan not only brings his expertise of guarding services, but a true understanding of all areas of private security. The membership of the ISIA is fortunate to have a President with such an appreciation for the variation in security services that are represented by the association’, stated Sarah O’Donnell, Communications Director, ISIA. ‘His understanding of the ISIA, what the association stands for, and Alan’s appreciation of all areas of the security industry are evident when looking at his goals and priorities.’
There were numerous changes within other leadership roles over recent months and at the AGM. The newest division of the ISIA, the Secure Data Destruction Division, had recently elected John Nealon (M1 Document Solutions) and Albert Kelly (All Security Mobile Shredding) as Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively of their division. Both the Electronic Security division and the Guarding Services division saw changes in leadership for the first time in several years. John Paul Linnane (Electo Automation) was elected as Chairman of the Electronic Security division towards the end of 2014 and Aaron Mooney (Action Security Systems) was elected as Vice Chairman at the AGM. Maeve Coffey (NOONAN) and Lorraine O’Neill (OCS) were both elected as Vice Chairman of the Guarding Services division. Finally, Shane Tyrrell (Brinks Ireland) was elected as Treasurer, following the completion of a two year term in the role by Chris Clinch (GSLS).
‘With several new positions filled not just at the AGM, but in recent years, eight very active divisions and an ambitious Council of Management there is a focus on initiatives of true value to our members by their elected leaders. The ISIA’s leadership is fulfilling their role as a voice for the security industry and is engaged in efforts to influence changes that matter in our commercial activities’, stated Durnan. He expanded on the point by stating, ‘The members of the ISIA’s Council of Management have been effective in influencing beneficial change to our industry in terms of regulation, compliance, quality and government incentive. These efforts are crucial to a sector that employs in excess of 20,000 individuals and contributes approximately €600 million to our economy’.