FIA Technical Team
Will Lloyd is one of the FIA Technical Team. As a Technical Manager he represents the FIA on several British Standards committees, provides technical support to members and is the secretary to the FIA Fire Risk Assessment Council and the FIA Fire Engineering Council. With a long history of working within the fire & security industry, starting out installing fire detection & alarm systems. He has previously worked for the Fire and Security Association and represented them on numerous British Standards committees. Will was the scheme manager for the BAFE SP203 & BAFE SP205 certification schemes operated by the ECA certification company. Prior to joining the FIA worked for 2 years at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) as Product Development Manager for the Electronic Security Team. As one of the trainers Will has been the key author of the new FIA qualification training courses.
Technical Manager, National Security Inspectorate
Matthew has over 30 years’ experience in the electronic security industry including 12 years representing the electronic security installation sector as a subject expert at BSI and CENELEC. At the start of 2019 Matthew joined the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), the wholly independent UKAS accredited certification body operating in the Security Systems, Fire Safety and Guarding sectors. As Technical Manager in the Standards Department, Matthew is responsible for representing the NSI on BSI and CENELEC technical electronic security industry committees, project managing changes to and the development of new NSI Codes of Practices and management of both internal and external technical queries. As NSI’s ‘Technical Manager’, Matthew has responsibility for managing the pipeline of changes to standards and Codes of Practice, reviewing technical standards and developing relevant documentation including technical bulletins & change notifications for NSI approved companies.
Pat Allen, Fire and Security Expert, former chair, FSA and former Managing Director, Abel Alarm Company
With over 45 years’ service at Abel Alarm Company Ltd, Pat is a well-known and highly respected figure in the Fire and Security Systems sector. His responsibilities as Director covered management and administration teams, overseeing Abel branch operations for quality assurance, conformity, health and safety. In addition also directed operations at Communication and Monitoring Centre (CMC) in ARC and RVRC functions
Business Technology Leader
A results orientated experienced Business Technology Leader with over 30 years’ experience in Storage, Networking, Virtualisation, Telecommunications and Internet of Things technologies. A technology leader capable of transitioning organisations from their legacy inherited architectures to more effective information based organisations capable of leveraging their most valuable asset, customer data, to become true market leaders, bringing together the top engineering talent and innovative technology solutions to deliver the operational business outcome companies require. Having spent over a decade developing Data Governance Solutions including migrating unstructured legacy content systems and integrating Object Based Storage models to supply application agnostic data across businesses. Over the last 5 years I have focused on combating fraud in the Insurance and Automotive sectors developing covert telematics IoT solutions and providing expert witness support to both Regional Police Agencies and National Criminal Agencies in combating Overt Criminal Gang activities. Being a Scientist at heart I ensure the same rigour is applied to data visibility, retention, and governance compliance functions as was applied to my former research in biological science.
Texecom Regional Sales Manager for the North of England and Scotland
Mark Bennett is the Texecom Regional Sales Manager for the North of England and Scotland. Joining Texecom in 2016 Mark has a strong understanding of the challenges faced by many of today’s security companies and has excelled at delivering practical solutions to his customer base. Before joining Texecom in 2016, Mark enjoyed many years in sales and account management, working with some high-profile blue-chip companies. Today he finds himself a key part of delivering Texecom’s digital revolution to customers old and new. Knowledgeable and insightful Mark is keen to help companies utilise Texecom’s digital platform to overcome the challenges they face today and in the future.