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August 23, 2022

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Baroness Angela Harris and Pat Finucane join IFPO UK & Ireland Advisory Board

Baroness Angela Harris of Richmond DL and Pat Finucane have joined the Advisory Board of IFPO UK and Ireland.

IFPO-HarrisFinucane-22Baroness Harris was born in Lancashire in 1944, the daughter of an Anglican clergyman. She attended what is now the University of West London, and then became an air stewardess before marrying and having a son.

She divorced, then re-married and moved to North Yorkshire where she quickly became a Town Councillor, then District Councillor and finally a County Councillor. She was Mayor of her Town, Chair of her District and was the first woman to chair her County Council.

She joined the Police Authority of NYCC in 1981 and in 1994 became chair and also deputy chair of the Association of Police Authorities until 2001. She was a Magistrate for 16 years and chaired an Advisory Board.

She became a member of the House of Lords in 1999 taking on the Policing brief for her Party (the Liberal Democrats). She was also a front-bench spokesperson on Northern Ireland – concentrating on policing issues.

She is President of the Police Treatment Centres, High Steward of Ripon Cathedral, Companion of the RAF Regiment SODC and member of the RAF Regiment Association also patron of a number of other charities.

Pat Finucane CPP CSSM CPO

With over 28 years’ experience within the Private and Public security sector, Pat Finucane is an experienced security professional and transformation driver with a demonstrated history of physical security program design and execution across global markets.  He was recently appointed Global Physical Security Operations Manager at Pinterest.

Prior to joining Pinterest, Pat has held senior leadership roles at Dropbox, Global Risk Solutions and the Irish Defence Forces. He has served on operational deployments to the Middle East, Africa and across the Balkans.

A keen advocate for Veteran affairs and continuing professional development, Pat is the Co-President of the Veterans Employee Resource Group at Pinterest, where he is actively involved in helping to encourage former service personnel transition from service and retrain to new careers in the tech sector.

Pat holds several postgraduate degrees from Dublin City University, University of Saint Andrews, National University Maynooth and Institute of Technology, Carlow. In addition to academic credentials, he holds IFPO CPO and CSSM certifications and ASIS CPP certification.


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