Baroness Henig CBE
Baroness Henig joined SecuriGroup after completing two successful terms as Chair of the Home Office Regulator, the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Baroness Henig’s commitment to security and policing is well documented having held the post of Chair of Lancashire Police Authority and the Chair of the Association of Police Authorities in England and Wales which led to the award of a CBE in 2000 for services to policing. The Baroness also served on the National Criminal Justice Board and Street Crime Action Group, chaired by the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair.
She was appointed as Deputy Lieutenant for Lancashire in 2002 and made a life peer in 2004 as Baroness Henig of Lancaster. As a Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, Baroness Henig takes her place on the European Security Committee on Foreign Affairs and is a member of the Independent Policing Commission.
Alan Morton founded the organisation in 1994, leading it to its current position as one of the UK’s fastest growing security companies. As Chief Executive, supported by the non-executive board, he takes overall responsibility for corporate and financial strategies.
Russel Kerr BSc (Hons) MSyl
A graduate of the University of Aberdeen, Russel Kerr joined the board in 2001 before his appointment as Managing Director in 2003. Russel is the current Chair of the British Security Industry Association, a member of the Security Institute and sits on the SIA’s Strategic Consultation Group and is a Governance Board Member of the Security Alliance.
As a specialist paralegal in licensing from the University of Strathclyde, he presents legal updates on the Private Security Industry Act 2001 to the annual Law Society Conference and is the Vice Chair of the British Institute of Innkeeping in Scotland.
Dr Mark Hamilton FdA MA
Mark Hamilton joined SecuriGroup’s Board of Directors in 2015, bringing over 40 years’ experience of security, safety and crowd management to the role. During his long and varied career, Mark has held responsibility for security at a number of illustrious sporting events across the globe, including Wimbledon, Royal Ascot, the British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone, the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Grand National, Aintree, and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In addition, Mark has managed the security and crowd management of a number of high-profile music events including T in the Park, V Festival and Live 8, and was awarded the Nordoff Robbins Life Time Achievement Award for his contribution to the live music industry in Scotland. Mark employs his unparalleled experience in his role at SecuriGroup to ensure we continue to deliver ‘best in class’ security services to our events clients.
Allan Burnett QPM BSc (Hons) FSyI
Allan Burnett QPM BSc(Hons) FSyI joined the SecuriGroup Board of Directors. Mr Burnett has had a distinguished career in the Scottish Police Service for over 30 years. After joining the police as a graduate entrant in 1979 and working on the beat in Maryhill, Mr Burnett retired as the Assistant Chief Constable in charge of co-ordinating Counter Terrorism for Scotland. Throughout his career he has held a wide range of posts including periods as Deputy Divisional Commander of Glasgow City Centre Division, Director of Intelligence for Strathclyde Police, and Head of Operational policing for Fife Constabulary. A graduate of the prestigious Police Senior Command Course at Bramshill in 2003, Mr Burnett was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list of 2010.
David Wilson, originally from Northern Ireland, entered the Scottish security industry in 1998 as a part time door supervisor whilst studying at the University of Edinburgh. Following a sabbatical year where he served as Vice President of his Students’ Union and Vice President of SUSF (Scottish Universities Sports Federation), he joined full time as an Area Manager in June 2000 with responsibility for the Leisure and Retail Operation in Edinburgh.
In David’s current role as Operations Director he utilises his extensive personal experience of the private security industry to oversee the deployment of over 1000 licensed security personnel.
Andrew McAllister BA
Client Services Director
Andrew McAllister has been involved with the security industry since 1993 and joined Up Front Security in 1997 after graduating with a BA in Marketing. Andrew applied his skills and extensive knowledge of the industry and attained the role of Operations Director in 1999. His efforts contributed to the ongoing success of Up Front and helped to establish it as a leading security provider.
Andrew has now taken up the role of Client Services Director and is responsible for group sales, marketing, client retention and public relations.