David Horncastle has been appointed as interim Chair of the UK’s Security Industry Authority. Horncastle joined the SIA Board in March 2015 as a non-executive director and takes over from Elizabeth France, whose fixed term appointment came to an end on Thursday 14 January 2021. He will serve in the role while the Home Office concludes the open competition to appoint a substantive Chair which is expected to be announced by the Home Office in the spring.
“I am delighted to serve the SIA during this transition period to a new Chair being appointed,” stated Horncastle. “I have been a board member since March 2015, and I believe the SIA is a good organisation doing an increasingly effective job in an important industry. With the strong executive team, we have in place, the SIA continues to be in good hands during this time.”
Horncastle, who is also a non-executive director of the National Crime Agency, had a 30-year executive career with BT. From 2009 to 2015 David was Director of Security Professional Services in BT Security, responsible for both the protection of BT and the delivery of security services and solutions to customers.