Jeff Little appointed new chief executive of National Security Inspectorate

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced that Jeffrey Little has been appointed the Chief Executive with effect from the 1st December. He will replace Andrew White who recently announced his retirement.

NSI chief executive Jeff Little

Jeff Little

Brigadier Jeff Little, OBE, MBA, will join NSI from his position as Business Development Director with Universal Engineering Company (Charlestown), a company specialising in the design and manufacture of components for safety critical environments such as defence.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Little said, “NSI carries a tremendous standing with fire and security professionals and is greatly respected within the end-user community. To be taking on the mantle of Chief Executive for an organisation with such a reputation is a great privilege and responsibility.”

Mr. Little previously served a long and distinguished career with the army and was recognised with an OBE for his leadership during the Balkans War. He left the army in 2008 having attained the senior position of Director, Royal Logistic Corps.

NSI's Andrew White: retiring

Retiring: Andrew White

Continuing on his new position at the helm of NSI, Mr. Little added, “This is an historic time to be joining NSI as 2011 marks its 40th anniversary. It has been 40 successful years in which the NSI has built up a remarkable reputation as the sector’s leading certification body.  It will be both a challenge and an opportunity to maintain and build on Andrew White’s successes.”

About the National Security Inspectorate (NSI)

The NSI is a specialist not-for-profit approvals and certification body for the security and fire protection industries. NSI exists for the benefit of customers and for nearly 40 years has been protecting them by insisting on high standards from its approved companies and by operating the toughest inspection regime. To find out more visit

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