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SSAIB Announces Paul Phillips as new Chief Executive


The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) announces the appointment of Paul Phillips as its new Chief Executive. Paul brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this role, having demonstrated an exceptional track record during his tenure with SSAIB.

Paul Phillips joined SSAIB in 2017 as the Compliance Manager, showcasing his dedication and proficiency within the organisation. His steadfast commitment to excellence and his significant contributions led to his appointment as General Manager in 2022, where he assumed responsibility for the day-to-day operations of SSAIB. Paul takes on the Chief Executive position following the retirement of the previous Chief Executive, Alex Carmichael.

With a background as an electronics engineer, Paul Phillips accrued invaluable industry experience while working with prominent security equipment manufacturers from 1994 until his move to the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) in 2009. Notably, his academic pursuits include the attainment of an MSc in Security and Risk Management in 2006, demonstrating his deep-rooted knowledge and understanding of the security landscape.

Paul's involvement in the development of standards within the UK and Europe for electronic security systems since 2002 underscores his commitment to advancing industry benchmarks and ensuring adherence to best practices.

Commenting on the appointment, SSAIB's Chairman Geoff Tate stated, "We are delighted to appoint Paul as the new Chief Executive of SSAIB. His exceptional expertise, leadership, and dedication exhibited throughout his tenure make him the ideal candidate for this significant role. Paul's appointment provides a solid foundation for the future growth and success of SSAIB."

Under Paul's capable guidance, SSAIB-certified organizations within the security and fire industries can be assured of continued excellence and support from the organization's dedicated staff.

Paul Phillips's appointment as the Chief Executive represents a significant milestone for SSAIB, reinforcing its commitment to upholding the highest standards of quality and professionalism, within the security and fire industries.