Judges for 2020

Our judges for the awards are leading experts in the professional security industry from backgrounds in guarding, technology, academia, government and professional consultancy, and are highly respected in their fields. The BSIA would like to thank them for their time and effort in judging the very best in the profession.

Alero Harrison
Head of Communications, Security Industry Authority


Fiona has extensive management and leadership experience promoting learning and development, and provides coaching and mentoring. At SIA, Fiona has focused on implementation of an on-line application process, embedding portfolio management to improve alignment between strategy and change activity and promoting a culture of continuous improvement to deliver excellent service and maintain the regulatory regime.

Pauline Norstrom

CEO, Anekanta

Pauline has worked in the security industry for over 15 years, holding statutory board positions since the mid 2000’s including Marketing Director, Group Director and Chief Operating Officer following various senior management roles. Overall Pauline brings over 30 years of diverse experience in innovation, new strategy, business management, diversification, cost base management, change management and sales and tech marketing.




Graham Bassett

Managing Director GBRUK Limited

Graham is involved in many volunteer aspects within the security community including; Committee Member of the City of London Crime Prevention Association , Vice Chairman of ASIS UK & member of the European Advisory Council, Trustee of the City of London Police Children’s Charity, Liveryman of the WCoSP, plus he is MD of GBRUK and Co-Founder of AllSecurityEvents.com



Brian Sims
Editor, Risk UK


With over 20 years experience in security journalism, Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper in September 2015. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media.

Fay Gillott
Independent Consultant

 Fay is an experienced senior executive specialising in strategic business development and change management in both the public and private sector. During her career Fay has worked with international law firms assisting with mergers and acquisitions, the integration of merged firms and ongoing operations.  More recently Fay has worked with barristers’ chambers to increase profit through focused marketing. Fay was responsible for leading the programme to create the governance structure and financial modelling of the Francis Crick Centre, the largest research centre in the UK, funded by a consortium of charitable, private and public bodies.


Dave Wilkinson
Director of Technical Services, BSIA

Dave is responsible for coordinating all technical and quality matters  at the BSIA, including acting as representative on various UK, European and International standards committees and acting as UK representative on various Cenelec and Euralarm committees.  In addition, Dave is the industry lead for the UK’s Security & 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. As well as juding the security personnel awards, Dave will also be judging Apprentice of the Year/International Partnership/National Partnership and Innovative Project

Sarah Staff
Head of SaferCash, BSIA

Sarah is responsible for SaferCash, a BSIA initiative working in collaboration with the CVIT Industry with the main aim of reducing CVIT crime and providing a central point of contact for the Police, Security Industry & other partners. SaferCash maintains the only national database for all CVIT attacks and suspicious incidents, it provides a direct link between Law Enforcement and the Industry via liaison officers and has direct links into Police Regional Intelligence Units via SaferCash Analysts. Sarah is responsible for judging the Bravery Awards.



Gareth Skinner
UK Head of Operational Risk, G4S

Gareth's role at G4S is drive the Loss, Security and Business Continuity Management activities across a UK wide     multi-site environment and to lead the reduction in threat, risk, loss, physical attack and harm to employees, ensuring all company & customer assets, high security premises, vehicles and protection equipment are fit for purpose. 

Gareth is responsible for judging the Bravery Awards.

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