SIA Chair announces Bill Butler’s retirement

The Chair of the Security Industry Authority, Elizabeth France CBE, has announced that Bill Butler, SIA Chief Executive, has decided to retire next year.

The process to appoint his replacement is being handled by Gatenby Sanderson and, allowing for the requirements for ministerial and security clearance, it is expected that the new Chief Executive will be in place by summer 2015.

Elizabeth France said:

“This is an important appointment and I want to ensure that we find an excellent replacement for Bill. We have the time and opportunity to make sure this change happens with the minimum impact on the SIA’s services, stakeholders and staff.

“To ensure continuity, Bill has agreed to stay on until his successor is in place and a handover complete – that may be the end of summer 2015.

“In the meantime, Bill will be with us for many months yet, making sure we keep our plans on track – we’ve a lot of work to do, and it will be business as usual at the SIA.”