Fiona Strens, Professor of Practice on Security & Resilience at the University of Strathclyde, joins Corps Security as non-executive director.
Prior to her position as Professor of Practice leading on Security & Resilience at the University of Strathclyde, Strens spent ten years leading CrowdVision, the video analytics company she co-founded. CrowdVision was designed to keep people safe and optimise traffic flow in crowded places like airports, events, and venues. Her career has spanned Government (UK Ministry of Defence), and consultancy, always with a focus on strategies and innovations for enhanced security and business efficiencies and productivity.
Strens has previous non-executive director and advisory experience, and mentors entrepreneurs and young people considering science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) careers.
Strens will sit alongside the Corps board comprising: Malcolm Groat, chairman; Chris Nickols, non-executive director; Nick Pearch, non-executive director; Mike Bullock, chief executive officer; and Paul Craggs, chief financial officer.
Fiona Strens, non-executive director, Corps Security said: “I am both delighted and proud to be joining the world’s oldest security company as non-executive director. With the organisation receiving social enterprise certification last month this is an exciting time to be joining the team.”
Malcolm Groat, chairman, Corps Security commented: “I’m very pleased to welcome Fiona to the board. Her depth of security expertise is invaluable. This combined with her board and mentoring experience means she was the natural choice. We are pleased to have Fiona onboard, and we welcome her to the Corps team.”
About Corps Security:
The Corps of Commissionaires Management Limited, now Corps Security, is a certified social enterprise that was initially created to provide employment for ex-servicemen on return from the Crimean War. Corps Security is the only major social enterprise security provider in the UK and has been providing dedicated security services for over 160 years. Services include manned guarding, electronic solutions, state-of-the-art monitoring and security reviews and consultancy all tailored to ensure the safety of property, assets and people.
Corps Security is a Living Wage Recognised Service Provider and Corps Security’s CEO Mike Bullock is a member of the Living Wage Foundation’s Recognised Service Provider Leadership Group. The organisation is also carbon neutral.
Corps Security supports military charities in particular Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health, and The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA), the UK’s oldest national tri-service military charity. In 2021, Corps was awarded Gold status in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme for outstanding support towards the Armed Forces community.