Congratulations to Les Allan, AUCSO Vice-Chair and Director of SafeGuarding Services at Heriot-Watt University, who has just been appointed to the Advisory Board of IFPO UK. (The International Foundation for Protection Officers).
The Advisory Board is a group of highly experienced security professionals drawn from across the sector and plays a vital role in determining the direction IFPO UK will be taking over the coming months and years, in its governance and in its mission to support the education and career development of frontline security officers, supervisors and managers.
Les is one of the most experienced leaders in the security profession today. With 43 years of dedicated service in police, government and senior security roles he is an inspirational team leader and a persuasive advocate for investment in the sector.
He has helped spread best practice across the wider university sector, speaking at conferences, contributing to professional journals and encouraging collaboration with government and law enforcement agencies.
Les acts as a mentor to those just beginning their careers and is actively investing in the next generation of professionals working to progress up the ladder. Les shares his time generously too, taking on committee roles in associations and participating in professional networks.