Stephen (Steve) was the 21st Master of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, having been elected in May 2021 and installed as Master in July 2021. Steve has been in the security industry for 33 years and is the Solutions Director for Mite Group. Mitie take a scientific approach to security through an industry leading combination of actionable intelligence, innovative technology and exceptional people and expertise.
Steve joined the Company in 2008 and was the first, and longest serving, Steward. Steve then progressed to Chair of the Marketing and Fundraising (M&F) Committee, a post which he held for five years until becoming Junior Warden in 2018. Steve has been an Apprentice Master for eight years working with Jordan Smith, who is now a Freeman of the Company and an officer in the RAF. Steve is currently Apprentice Master to Tom Little, a Police Officer in the Surrey Constabulary.
Steve has been a main board director of ASIS UK for nine years, having served for a number of years on the committee responsible for events within the chapter. ASIS international is a global network of 35,000 security professionals who share ideas and build relationships which help day–to–day and throughout your security career to achieve success. For several years, Steve has been a committee member of the City of London Crime Prevention Association (CoLCPA) which has been in existence for more than 40 years, and facilitates a network of like–minded security professionals; a partnership between the City of London Police, the wider security community, and all those involved with safety, security, and emergency response. CoLCPA is a registered charity (of which Steve is a trustee), providing financial support to a number of crime prevention projects.
Steve is a board member of Pollinating London Together (PLT), a pan livery initiative. PLT was created with a specific mission to create spaces in central London where all the natural pollinators can thrive and their habitats can be enjoyed with everyone. Steve has been a judge for the annual Security & Fire Excellence Awards for several years. The awards highlight the very best people, projects, and processes that the security and fire sectors have to offer.
Steve and his wife Alison live in Woodford Green with their four teenage children, placing them in close proximity to Central London, but also on the doorstep of Epping Forest with its scenic walks and country pubs. Steve is Vice Secretary to a Local Wine Society which holds quarterly educational wine tastings. Steve’s interests include supporting security charities including Embrace Child Victims of Crime, for which he was a trustee for a number of years. Steve also supports 214 Woodford & Wanstead Air Cadets, with which his children are serving.