Pat Finucane CPP CSSM CPO joins IFPO UK & Ireland Advisory Board

With over 28 years experience within the Private and Public security sector,  Pat Finucane  is an experienced security professional and transformation driver with a demonstrated history of physical security program design and execution across global markets.  He was recently appointed Global Physical Security Operations Manager at Pinterest.

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Prior to joining Pinterest, Pat has held senior leadership roles at Dropbox, Global Risk Solutions and the Irish Defence Forces. He has served on operational deployments to the Middle East, Africa and across the Balkans.

A keen advocate for Veteran affairs and continuing professional development, Pat is the Co-President of the Veterans Employee Resource Group at Pinterest, where he is actively involved in helping to encourage former service personnel transition from service and retrain to new careers in the tech sector.

Pat holds several postgraduate degrees from Dublin City University, University of Saint Andrews, National University Maynooth and Institute of Technology, Carlow. In addition to academic credentials, he holds IFPO CPO and CSSM certifications and ASIS CPP certification.

About the International Foundation for Protection Officers:

IFPO UK is a not-for-profit, professional membership association which provides professional learning opportunities for security practitioners, to impart the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to maximize job performance and enhance career potential.   The UK website, www.IFPO.UK,  was launched in July 2020.  The UK Director is Mike Hurst CPP and he is supported by an Advisory Board of experienced security professionals.

The International Foundation for Protection Officers was established in 1988 in Canada by Ron Minion, a former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and owner of a large Canadian contract business.  He served as its Executive Director until 1992, and was succeeded by Sandi Davies, who has held the office since then. 

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