14th Annual Security Conference

Faced with unprecedented global terrorist attacks and a complex threat landscape, banks, financial institutions and law enforcement need to be equipped with the latest tools and strategies to manage these new security threats and risks. This event will address the key challenges facing bank security managers and directors and offer practical insight from leading security and law enforcement professionals.

Don’t miss this opportunity to attend the BBA’s 14th Annual Security Conference and discover the latest strategies and innovations in security planning and management.

Attendance is free for bank, public sector and law enforcement representatives. Register today by clicking on the ‘Book now’ button on the right hand side of this page.

The registration fee for non-bank BBA members is £349+VAT and for all other organisations, £549 +VAT. Click here to complete your registration form and send it to sue.dow@bba.org.uk.

Delegates will hear from senior security and law enforcement professionals, including:

  • Commissioner Ian Dyson, City of London Police
  • Helen Isaac, Superintendent, City of London Police
  • Allan Butchart, Senior Manager, Security and Resilience, CYBG PLC
  • Don Randall, Former Head of Security and CISO at the Bank of England
  • Robert Walker, Head of Information, Travel Security, International SOS
  • David Anscomb, Chairman of the ATM Security Working Group

This one day conference will provide an overview of the latest developments in counter-terrorism, security planning and management, and address key questions, including:

  • An essential update on counter-terrorism and Project Servator
  • How new Public/Private Initiatives are evolving to detect, deter and respond to acts of terrorism
  • Managing hostile incursions and mitigations
  • Developing effective travel risk management, executive protection and security

09:00 Registration and refreshments
09:25 Opening remarks from the Chair

Allan Butchart, Senior Manager, Security and Resilience, CYBG PLC

09:30 Counter-terrorism: CONTEST strategy review
  • Project Servator: overview and update on latest developments
  • NATSCO activities, advice and guidance

Helen Isaac, Superintendent, City of London Police
Commander Jane Gyford, City of London Police

10:00 Presentation

Speaker to be confirmed

10:30 Headline sponsor presentation: Topic to be confirmed
11:00 Refreshment break
11:30 Keynote address

Commissioner Ian Dyson, City of London Police

12:00 Presentation

Richard Bell, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Transport for London (TfL)

12:30 Developing an effective executive protection and staff security strategy
  • Reality v perception – travel risk outlook for the rest of 2017
  • Trends in business travel – a travel risk manager’s perspective

Robert Walker, Head of Information, Travel Security, International SOS

13:00 Networking lunch
14:00 Building Information Modelling (BIM) – A Real Physical, Personnel & Cyber Security Challenge
  • An overview of how BIM is now used  by the architectural and engineering supply chain to design, construct and manage building assets.
  • Understanding  the  huge benefits and economies of BIM, and how if unprotected, it can offer valuable information for hostile reconnaissance ( criminality, espionage, terrorism)
  • Developing a recommended security-minded approach to manage the various risks from project inception

Representative from the CPNI

14:30 Presentation Understanding the growing need for partnerships to detect, deter and respond to acts of terrorism
  • How partnerships work with the revised ‘contest strategy’ and in particular the strands of ‘protect & prepare’.
  • Updates on Project Griffin, CSSC and Project Argus
  • The new national police and security initiative.

Don Randall MBE, Former Head of Security and CISO, Bank of England
Georgie Barnard, A/DCI| TP Crime Reduction & Partnerships, Metropolitan Police Service
Geoff Zeidler, Chairman, Police & Security Group Initiative

15:00 Case study - MET Police
15:20 Panel discussion: the challenges and risked posed by technology in physical security

David Anscomb, Chairman of the ATM Security Working Group
Neil Emery, Physical Security Manager, Virgin Money
Trevor Gordon, Head of Security, Property, Santander plc
Further speakers to be confirmed

16:00 Closing remarks from the Chair

Allan Butchart, Senior Manager, Security and Resilience, CYBG PLC

Allan Butchart

Senior Manager, Security and Resilience, CYBG PLC


Allan Butchart is a Senior Manager with responsibility for Physical Security at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank. Allan joined the Bank in 1979, working in a number of disciplines including Retail and Risk Management.  He has wide experience of Physical and Personal security issues having spent the last 10 years in management positions within this area.


Allan has an honours degree in Banking, Insurance and Finance from Sheffield Hallam University and a masters degree in Professional Banking  from Napier University (Edinburgh). He is also the Chairman of the British Bankers Association Security Liaison Group and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland..

Helen Isaac

Superintendent, City of London Police

Commissioner Ian Dyson

City of London Police


Ian Dyson joined the City of London Police as Commander in September 2010 leading initially on organisational change, and later as the chief officer lead on Economic Crime, expanding the force’s national fraud responsibilities.  He was also the National Police lead for Contact Management and led the national roll out for the 101 non-emergency number. Two years later he was promoted to Assistant Commissioner leading cultural change, leadership and development within the Force.  His portfolio covered Performance Management, Business Continuity, the Transformation Programme and Strategic Development. He is the National Policing Lead on Information Assurance.


He was promoted to Commissioner on 3rd January 2016.


Ian has spent most of his life in London.  He joined the Metropolitan Police in 1983, working within many different areas including crime and drug squads, vice and strategic planning.


For eleven years, Ian was a public order cadre trained senior officer, and has extensive experience of commanding the policing of large public events.


Ian then joined Surrey Police as Assistant Chief Constable in June 2008 overseeing some of the highest confidence levels in the country and improving Neighbourhood Policing.


He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours 2016.

Robert Walker

Head of Information, Travel Security, International SOS


Rob Walker is the Head of Information for International SOS’s security assistance team, with responsibility for the quality of our alerts, and the functional management of our analytical and editorial teams.


Rob was the Director of the Global Security Centre in London from January 2011 until November 2013, and the regional security manager for Europe and Central Asia from July 2008 until December 2010.


Rob joined International SOS on leaving the British Army, where he had served in a number of posts at regimental duty as an infantry officer and on the staff, including operational tours in Northern Ireland and the Balkans. He has a Masters Degree in Divinity from St Andrews University.

Don Randall MBE

Former Head of Security and CISO at the Bank of England


Don Randall served with the City of London Police from 1969-1995, with specific emphasis on fraud and counter terrorism.  Following 13 years at JPMorgan Chase as Managing Director, he joined the Bank of England in 2008 and was appointed the Bank’s first Chief Information Security Officer in 2013.


Don is chairman of the ‘Sister Banks’, City of London Crime Prevention Association and ‘Project Griffin’ and a member of the City of London Crime Disorder Reduction Panel.  He is also a member of the London First Security Advisory Board, Executive Member of the London Resilience Board, Chairman of the London Resilience Business Sector Panel and Co-founder and Vice Chairman of the Cross Sector Safety & Security Communications initiative.


Don is a Fellow of the Security Institute and a Chartered Security Professional.  He has also served as an external lay member of the City of London Police Committee.


In 2007, Don was awarded an MBE for services to law enforcement for the harmonisation of the public/private sectors.  He was presented with a Security Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Security Profession in 2013 and in 2015 was a recipient of the International Police and Public Safety 9/11 Commendation Medal.

Georgie Barnard

A/DCI| TP Crime Reduction & Partnerships, Metropolitan Police Service

Geoff Zeidler

Chairman, Police & Security Group Initiative


Geoff Zeidler read Manufacturing Engineering at Cambridge University then worked as a Strategic Consultant at Bain & Co; then as a Corporate Financier at Robert Fleming & Co where he lead the global Defence, Industry and Technology sector team.


In 1997 he joined Spirent plc as the Director of Business Development leading transformation of the business into a focused Communications group through transactions valued at over £1.5bn. In 2000 he moved to an operational role as President of the Europe and Wireless Divisions achieving significant organic growth through the market downturn. He left in 2005 and undertook interim roles at companies including De La Rue before joining the Forensic Science Service as Commercial Director working with the Police and Home Office on the commercialisation of the Forensic Services Market.


In 2008 he was appointed the Country President of Securitas in the UK & Ireland where he re-invigorated the core business then in 2010 lead the acquisitions and integration of Reliance and Chubb which quadrupled the size of the company. In 2012 he took responsibility for integrating the Mobile business and developing the technology focus of the business.


In 2013 he returned to an advisory career assisting companies in the Business Services; Technology; Justice and Security markets to grow. He advises on capital raising and transactions through Wyvern Partners, a corporate finance boutique; and works as a NED/advisor/investor with technology related businesses including IS360, Littoralis and Cybaseal. He was Chairman and Director of the BSIA until July 2015 and now represents the BSIA as Chair of the Police & Security Group which is Sponsored by the NPCC, SIA and APCC. He is a Non-Executive Director of the Security Industry Authority and Chairman of Kings Solutions Group.


He is married with three children.

David Anscomb

Chairman of the ATM Security Working Group


David Anscomb is a former Metropolitan Police officer, who served on the Flying Squad for three years, and worked Central, North and East London as a Detective for nearly nine. Dave left the Police force in 1988 and entered the commercial world and has gained over 29 years’ experience in the security industry, including 15 years’ working for Abbey National/Santander Bank until his departure where he was UK Head of Retail Facilities and Security Management. Whilst at the Bank, Dave held the post of Head of the Kidnap and Ransom Team and Deputy Crisis Manager for the business.


For the past seven years, Dave has been a self-employed security consultant dealing with a range of clients across the financial, retail and sporting sectors. Dave previously held the post of Chairman of the British Bankers Association Security Liaison Group. He is the current Chairman of the ATM Security Working Group and also sits on the Commercial Robbery and CVIT Crime Group.


Additionally, Dave is a member of the Security Institute and has a Post Graduate qualification in Security Management from Loughborough University.

Neil Emery

Physical Security Manager, Virgin Money


Neil has over 30 years’ experience within the physical security sector and for the past 3 years has been setting the direction for Virgin Money’s Physical Security function. Neil’s priority is keeping the bank and people safe whilst ensuring that Virgin Money always strives to be one of the UK’s safest banks, in a world that has ever more complex security challenges.  Prior to joining Virgin Money, Neil served in the military concentrating on unmanned air systems and global counter terrorism operations. He is a well-respected member of the physical security community and actively engages in cross industry discussions regarding physical security matters.

Trevor Gordon

Head of Security, Property, Santander plc


Trevor spent 20 years working in the Electronic Security Industry before joining Abbey National in 2001 as Head Office Security Consultant. He has been Head of Security at Santander since 2009, reporting to the Property Director and has responsibility for the development and implementation of physical security policy strategy and contracts for Santander within the UK, whilst ensuring alignment with Santander’s Corporate Security objectives. Trevor’s team is responsible for all physical-security related consultancy, specification approval, incident response and management, awareness training, and contract management.

Commander Jane Gyford

City of London Police

Richard Bell

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Transport for London (TfL)


Transport for London (TfL) is a dynamic and challenging transportation organisation with annual revenue of £4Bn.


As Deputy CISO for TfL, Richard is amongst other things responsible for Cyber Security Operations, Intelligence & Investigations. During this position, his first step was to risk assess the current state of information security at TfL. From that risk assessment he then developed and led the implementation of an effective tactical and strategic cyber response programme to ensure cyber security resilience. Richard has been with TfL since 2004, during which has had responsibility for providing security assurance against some of the most significant risks TfL faced. He is advocator in the harnessing of the use of social media and big data analytics. He has also served as a Director for The Security Institute and featured within the IFSEC Global Top 40 of influencers in security 2014 and 2015.

Headline Sponsor:


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To discuss sponsorship opportunities for this conference, please contact peter.sampson@bba.org.uk or 020 7216 8808.