IFPO UK and Ireland would like to welcome Iskandar Jefferies CPP MSyI and Ashley Watson PSP, MSyI, CTSP to its Advisory Board

The AB forms a vital role directing and leading the growth of IFPO in the UK and Ireland. IFPO, which has recently launched and Accredited Level One Certificate in Introduction to the Safety & Security Sector has in 2022 won jointly an OSPA (Outstanding Security Performance Awards) and a was Commended in the FSM Awards.

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Iskandar (Kandy) Jefferies CPP MSyI is an accomplished security professional with experience of effectively managing security operations in complex, hostile & high-risk to fast paced corporate environments. His experience spans almost 20 years in the Security industry, starting as a security officer and working up to director level. Iskandar has a colourful background of experience from overseeing operations in Afghanistan as well as managing ex-British special forces (SAS/SBS) to organizations specialising in guard-force solutions. Iskandar has a unique lens on leadership, mentorship, coaching and support. Iskandar specialises in servicing Technology clients and has a proven track record gained from working closely with the globe’s top technology organizations.

Outside of his role with Pinkerton as a Regional Strategic Account Manager – EMEA, Kandy is a valued; Advisor to the Board of International Foundation for Protection Officer (IFPO) having previously held positions on the Board of Directors for ASIS UK: Director for Diversity Equity & Inclusion; Director of Young Professionals.

He attained his ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) in 2013, is a member of the UK Security Institute (MSyl) and is an active member within the UK security industry.

Iskandar was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in July of 2019.

Ashley Watson PSP, MSyI, CTSP

Ashley has been in the security industry for over 16 years and has a combination of engineering, system design, project management, consultancy, corporate security and risk management experience.

Ashley has worked for sites of Critical National Infrastructure to the UK, Government sites as well as global organisations such as MasterCard, Thomson Reuters, Refinitiv, LSEG and Google. He is now the Security Operations and Risk Manager for the Bank of China.

With his technology and engineering background, he combines those technical systems design, project management and consultancy skills with policy and procedure development and risk management and operational strategies.

He holds the ASIS PSP qualification and is a member of the Security Institute and in 2018 completed the CPNI’s Physical Security Training pathway.

Ashley is passionate about professionalism within the industry along with career development, learning, knowledge sharing and mentoring.

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