IFPO UK announces new Advisory Board members

June 8, 2022

IFPO UK and Ireland has welcomed Iskandar Jefferies CPP MSyI and Ashley Watson PSP, MSyI, CTSP to its Advisory Board (AB).

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

Iskandar Jefferies CPP MSyI

Iskandar (Kandy) Jefferies CPP MSyI is an accomplished security professional with experience in effectively managing security operations in complex, hostile and 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.

Jefferies has a colourful background of experience from overseeing operations in Afghanistan as well as managing ex-British special forces (SAS/SBS) to organisations specialising in guard-force solutions. Jefferies has a unique lens on leadership, mentorship, coaching and support; he specialises in servicing technology clients and has a proven track record gained from working closely with the globe’s top technology organisations.

Outside of his role with Pinkerton as a Regional Strategic Account Manager – EMEA, Jefferies has previously held positions on the Board of Directors for ASIS UK and was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in July 2019.

Ashley Watson PSP, MSyI, CTSP

Watson 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.

Watson 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, Watson combines those technical systems design, project management and consultancy skills with policy and procedure development and risk management and operational strategies.

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


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