The security institute has announced the co-option of Sarah Austerberry CSyP FSyI to the board of directors of the security institute.
Sarah is a thought leader in the field of personal security and has a successful 20 year career in the UK government as a security expert. After serving several years as a senior government security officer, Sarah is now a director of Au Security Consulting. Her role includes reviewing, designing and developing innovative programs to mitigate personal and personal security risks for critical national infrastructures and crowded places (government and private sector) in the UK and overseas.
Through her work with the Security Institute and a number of universities, Sarah has demonstrated her commitment to advancing security professionals and encouraging young professionals to enter the industry. Sarah was most recently co-organizer of the Security Institute’s Virtual Conference Week. Sarah’s experience in government security is highly valued as the Institute continues to strengthen its commitment to government, as well as her expertise in a number of key areas of practice, including inside risk.
Commenting on Sarah’s co-option, Chair of the Security Institute, Professor Alison Wakefield, PhD CSyP FSyI, said: “Sarah is a long-time supporter and active member of the Institute, bringing significant expertise and profile to the Board of Directors in national and organizational security. Sarah is committed to building our skills and notoriety as a thought leader in the expanding security arena, and we look forward to working more closely with her. “
Security Institute’s elected chairman, Peter Lavery FSyI, added: “On behalf of the Institute’s membership and the Board of Directors, I am delighted that Sarah has accepted our invitation to join the Board of Directors. Sarah has already made a significant contribution to the institute with her work on insider risk, and we also greatly appreciated her co-hosting our annual virtual conference week. Sarah brings considerable experience from her previous career in the UK Government and as a subject matter expert on security risks to personnel and individuals. “
Sarah said of her co-option, “I am delighted to have been asked to join the Board of Directors of the Security Institute. This is my opportunity to give back to the institute that has supported my security career for many years. I am very much looking forward to this role, which will help shape and steer the institute and develop a portfolio that offers our members added value. “
Sarah will officially stand for election at the institute’s general meeting in April 2021.