Judges announced for IFSEC Global security and fire influencers 2019 – starring Lord Toby Harris and NBA CSO Jerome Pickett

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Adam Bannister was Editor of IFSEC Global from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam is also a former Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
February 5, 2019

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IFSEC Global has announced its judging panel for the 2019 edition of its Security and Fire Influencers, with Labour peer Lord Toby Harris and National Basketball Association (NBA) security chief Jerome Pickett starring.

Lord Harris has previously represented the Home Secretary in overseeing the Metropolitan Police’s counter-terror work. Subsequently a member of the Police Counter Terrorism Board, he has a keen interest in policing, cybersecurity and counter-terror.

Pickett, who is both NBA executive vice president and chief security officer, is an expert in crisis management, cyber investigations and critical infrastructure protection. He is currently also vice chair for the Commercial Facilities Sector Coordinating Council at the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Infrastructure Protection.

Jonathan O’Neill OBE, MD of the Fire Protection Association, is a standout name judging the fire safety category.

Both in global reach – with 12 countries represented – and stature, it’s as impressive as any influencers judging panel yet.

“These judges have been appointed based on a combination of strong recommendations and are award winners themselves in their respective fields.” Lead judge Grant Lecky

Lead judge Grant Lecky, co-founder of the Security Partners Forum, has appointed a 28-strong judging panel with eclectic expertise spanning the eight influencer categories.

A new category is being introduced for 2019: ‘One to watch’, which spotlights security professionals who’ve made a big impact in a relatively short career.

Grant Lecky commented: “We have a whole new panel of distinguished judges for 2019 from across the globe, and just like last year, these judges have been appointed based on a combination of strong recommendations from across the security and fire industries, and are, of course, award winners themselves in their respective fields within our shared industry.

“Many of the judges have themselves appeared among IFSEC’s influencers in previous years and with the new category, ‘One to Watch’, being introduced, these judges could hardly be better positioned to identify the current and future generations of influencers coming through.”

Lecky himself featured among the IFSEC Global influencers in security and fire in 2014 and 2017, has featured on the Canadian Who’s Who and, most recently, won the Bill Zalud Memorial Award for professional excellent/outstanding service in the security profession.

The 2019 influencers will be announced in the IFSEC Security Briefing (which you can register for here) in the early part of May 2019.

You can network with some of the influencers during a meet-and-greet session at IFSEC International, 18-20 June 2019, ExCeL London, in the ASIS Lounge – date and time to be confirmed.

Categories for 2019

  1. Commercial security executives
  2. Commercial security management
  3. Commercial security tech leaders
  4. Commercial security thought leadership
  5. Cybersecurity
  6. Fire safety
  7. One to watch – NEW FOR 2019
  8. System design, installation & integration

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Judging panel 2019

Lead judge: Grant Lecky, co-founder, Security Partners Forum

Grant Lecky Msc, CSyP, CBCP, CMCP, CORP is co-founder of the Security Partners Forum (SPF), a network of security professionals that fosters greater communication and collaboration between the public, private and not-for-profit sectors across Canada. Lecky is also business continuity and strategic planning officer at the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship in the Canadian government.

Grant, an Expert Network Member (Risk & Resilience) at the World Economic Forum, won five prestigious accolades in 2017 alone, including a spot on the Canadian Who’s Who and an Outstanding Achievement in Global Cybersecurity (OAGCS) Award from the Ontario College of Management and Technology.

His latest award is the the Bill Zalud Memorial Award for professional excellent/outstanding service in the security profession.

As well being named the 10th most influential professional in the security management category in IFSEC Global’s 2017 rankings (and 12th overall in 2014), Grant was included in Security Magazine’s Most Influential People in Security in 2012.

View Grant’s LinkedIn profile to find out about his other accolades and accomplishments.

Abeer Khedr, information security director, National Bank of Egypt

Egypt

LinkedIn profile

 

Anders Hemli Rimstad, chief security officer, Aker ASA

Norway

LinkedIn profile

 

Andrew Thorburn, national brand manager, security, Atlas Gentech NZ

New Zealand

LinkedIn profile

Bonnie S Michelman, executive director, police, security and outside services, Massachusetts General Hospital

US

LinkedIn profile

 

Chenxi Wang, managing general partner, Raid Capital

US

LinkedIn profile

 

Dave White, president, Institute of Fire Safety Managers

UK

Biographical information

 

Eddie Reynolds, president and CEO, Iluminar Inc

US

LinkedIn profile

 

Dr Eduardo Fulgencio, president and CEO, Cure Unlimited Resources Inc

Philippines

LinkedIn profile

 

Emerald de Leeuw, CEO and founder, Eurocomply

Ireland

LinkedIn profile

 

Francisco Ramirez, country manager, Mexico, Central America & The Caribbean, Axis Communications

Mexico

LinkedIn profile

 

Jerome Pickett, executive vice president & chief security officer, National Basketball Association (NBA)

US

LinkedIn profile

 

Joe Connell, chairman, Association of Security Consultants

UK

LinkedIn profile

 

Jonathan O’Neill OBE, managing director, Fire Protection Association

UK

Bio info

 

Kirsty Bradley-McMurtrie, director, safety and security, Conestoga College

Canada

LinkedIn profile

 

Magda Chelly, managing director, Responsible Cyber Pte

Singapore

LinkedIn profile

 

Malcolm B Reid, managing director, Brison

US

LinkedIn profile

 

Neil Sutton, editor, Canadian Security and SP&T News

Canada

LinkedIn profile

 

Phil Brownhill, head of training, Association of Specialist Fire Protection

UK

LinkedIn profile

 

Dr Roger Harrison, technical director, Fire Safety, BRE

UK

Bio info

 

Rowena Fell, global and EMEIA technology risk operations leader, EY

UK

LinkedIn profile

 

Sandi Davies, executive director, International Foundation for Protection Officers

US

LinkedIn profile

 

Sandra Ragg, first assistant secretary for cybersecurity, Australian Department of Home Affairs

Australia

LinkedIn profile

 

Stephen Ackroyd, senior lecturer in aviation security, Buckinghamshire New University

UK

LinkedIn profile

 

Stephen Martin MIET, head of specialist groups, Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA)

UK

LinkedIn profile

 

Lord Toby Harris, House of Lords

UK

Wikipedia entry

 

Dr Vallop Kinchansilp, APSA International president & APSA Thailand chapter president, GUTS Group of Companies

Thailand

Bio info

Warren Spencer, managing director, Blackhurst Budd Solicitors

UK

Bio info

 

Wesley Simpson, chief operating officer, (ISC)2, Inc

US

LinkedIn profile


 

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