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
- Commercial security executives
- Commercial security management
- Commercial security tech leaders
- Commercial security thought leadership
- Fire safety
- One to watch – NEW FOR 2019
- System design, installation & integration
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.
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