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April 21, 2023


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Securitas UK appoints Satia Rai as Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

Set to play a critical role in defining and delivering on Securitas UK’s overall strategy, Satia Rai has been appointed as the company’s new Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging.

Satia, who was also appointed the CEO of the International Professional Security Association (IPSA) in November 2022, has over 26 years’ of experience in the security industry, and says she is excited to be starting in the role.

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“I am elated with my appointment as Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at Securitas UK. It’s incredible to be part of the Securitas family, progression and transition into my role felt so right. I have landed my dream role, working for the leading security service provider globally.

“This next chapter of my journey will enable me to continue with my lifelong ambition of giving back and serving the security community that I am so passionate about and proud I belong to.”

“We need a workforce that’s more representative of the communities we serve”

Satia continued: “At Securitas UK, we believe everyone belongs. To do that well, we need a workforce that’s more representative of the communities we serve. To be engaged, you must feel included and valued. At Securitas we strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is the norm. Where there is a deep sense of pride, passion and belonging that transcends any role, business unit, language or country and is unified in our shared commitment to excellence, innovation and social responsibility.

“We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more innovative work place environment that delivers better results. At Securitas we’re committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace, where employees feel empowered to share their experiences and ideas, we’ve encouraged the creation of a variety of employee network groups, including Women at Securitas UK, Assimilation for our black, Asian and ethnic group employees, the Can Do network for our disabled and neurodiverse employees, Pride at Securitas for our LGBT+ employees and more.”

Shaun Kennedy, COO Central Europe at Securitas, added: “We are delighted to welcome Satia to the Securitas family. At Securitas we are committed to creating and engendering an inclusive work place environment where everyone belongs, Satia’s appointment will accelerate, impact and enable this. It’s important we are not only changing Securitas, we are challenging the industry and our clients to step up and walk the walk. “

Building on and committed to a diversity and inclusion strategy

Securitas is aiming to build on its diversity and inclusion commitment with Satia’s appointment, with four main themes to its strategy.

Sarah Hayes, HR Director, Securitas UK, explains: “Over the last three years we have been building on our diversity and inclusion strategy with the ultimate goal to create a place where we all truly belong, where we can remove our masks and be our authentic selves. This goes beyond the protected characteristics and having a policy.

“We have 4 main themes to our strategy:

  • The door is open, how people join us and develop their careers with us
  • Inclusive leadership, how we lead people in a way that makes them feel included and valued
  • Fair pay, ensuring fair and transparent pay
  • Recognition, recognising contributions over and above in a fair and transparent way

“Satia’s appointment is very exciting for me personally, the skills, experience and passion that she brings will transcend us to another level and take us ever closer utopia, where everyone in our business that values and celebrates all of our differences. Somewhere to belong.

“Satia will play a critical role in defining and delivering our strategy, promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace, ultimately helping Securitas attract and retain the top talent from all backgrounds. The future of Securitas UK is exciting.”


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