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Rick Mounfield CSyP FSyI stands down as Security Institute Chief Executive

It has been announced that Rick Mounfield CSyP FSyI will be standing down as Chief Executive of the Security Institute at the end of April.

Rick Mounfield CSyP FSyI

Rick, who joined the Syl’s Head Office team in early 2017, has overseen a period of growth for the organisation in terms of membership and influence within the sector.

In the past five years, membership has almost doubled, now standing at 4,300 members. This has allowed the not-for-profit to invest in professional development tools for members, including a Mentoring Scheme that launched in 2018, and a new Community Platform in 2020.

Rick will remain in post until the end of April, and work with the Syl’s new Chief Operating Officer, Anjee Vernon-Lawson CSyP FSyl, to help ensure a smooth transition, whist the Syl recruits for a new Chief Executive.

Rick comments: “I want to thank and acknowledge the staff and all of the (30+) volunteers on the Board of Directors that I have had the pleasure to work with over the past five years. Each is a true professional in their role, and each is dedicated to the work the Institute delivers. Without them, the Institute would not be what it is today.

“I feel the time is right after five years to hand over to a new Chief Executive who, along with our brilliant new Chief Operating Officer, Anjee Vernon-Lawson, will be able to take us into the next exciting chapter.”

Syl Chair, Peter Lavery FSyl, concludes: “Rick has played an integral role in galvanising the staff and members, transforming the Syl into the successful professional membership organisation it is today.

“He always said he would stay 3-5 years, and true to his word, he will be leaving to pursue opportunities within the sector as a returning practitioner.

“We are indebted to Rick for his hard work over the past five years – particularly in leading the digital transformation and rallying members to support one another and share knowledge during the pandemic.

“On behalf of the Board and the membership, I would like to thank Rick and wish him every success in all his endeavours in his new role.”

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