Pat Finucane has joined International Foundation for Protection Officers UK and Ireland Advisory Board.
Finucane CPP CSSM CPO has more than 28 years’ experience within the private and public security sector.
He was described as “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. Prior to joining Pinterest, Finucane 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 spokesman said: “He is 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.”
Finucane 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.
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.
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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.
According to its website The International Foundation for Protection Officers provides professional learning opportunities for security practitioners, to impart the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to maximize job performance and enhance career potential.
Purpose: to make a positive difference in the quality of the participant’s job performance and elevate the professional status of students who partake of our learning opportunities.
Business: to supply committed security practitioners with a quality education to help achieve their highest potential and provide recognized accreditation for successful completion of educational goals.
Values: commitment, integrity, responsibility, and standards of excellence, provide the platform that supports our journey as we pursue our mission.