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.

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 GBRUK Ltd

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

Alero Harrison Communications, SIA

Alero is the Deputy Director of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement at the SIA. Alero has a background in government communications and marketing and the charity and healthcare sector. During her career she has worked on a range of issues including public health campaigns, healthcare regulation and international humanitarian emergencies. Alero has been with the SIA since 2016.

Brian Sims Editor, Security Matters

With over 20 years experience in security journalism, Brian was appointed Editor of Securiy Matters in March 2020. 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. 

David Wilkinson BSIA

Sarah Staff Head of SaferCash, 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 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.

Roy Cooper Professional Security Magazine

Gareth Skinner G4S

Roy Cooper

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.