SSAIB appoints Alex Carmichael as new Chief Executive

Alex Carmichael: Chief Executive designate of the SSAIB

Picture: Alex Carmichael to move to SSAIB after 16 years at BSIA

The SSAIB has named Alex Carmichael, currently Director of Technical Services and Exports at the BSIA, as its next Chief Executive.

He replaces Geoff Tate who announced in June that he would be retiring from the position as Chief Executive after 15 years at the helm. Tate subsequently took up the position of Chairman of the SSAIB.

Carmichael has been at the BSIA since 1998 when he started as Technical Officer. He was promoted to Technical Manager in 2002 and then eight years ago became Director of Technical Services. He is responsible for coordinating all technical and quality matters and sits on a number of UK and European committees and has a close working relationship with a variety of industry organisations.

“I’m delighted that someone with Alex’s skillset will be heading up SSAIB,” comments Geoff Tate. “I’ll be handing over the reins to someone with over 15 years’ involvement in the security sector, where he’s widely known and respected.

“Besides working with him during a transitional handover, I’ll remain in close contact with Alex as SSAIB’s Chairman. It’s a significant boost for SSAIB to appoint a new Chief Executive of such calibre and provides the foundation for our future. SSAIB certificated organisations in the security, fire and telecare industries can rest assured that they’ll be in good hands with our staff under Alex’s capable guidance.”

James Kelly, Chief Executive at the BSIA, wished Alex Carmichael well in his new position. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for the significant contributions that he has made to the BSIA’s success over the past 16 years. Under Alex’s guidance, we have developed a strong technical team and I look forward to working with them as they continue to build upon Alex’s achievements in the years to come.”

Kelly said the BSIA would name a successor to Carmichael within the next few weeks.


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