Who chooses to become a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP)?
It’s more than just a few letters after your name.

Rather than filling the page with marketing material we have chosen to let a wide range of CSyP’s speak for themselves. 

Kate Bright CSyP speaks on the benefits of becoming a CSyP and the 5 unintended consequences of achieving the accreditation. Click here to read.

Kate has also put together an article with quotes on the benefits as seen from the perspective of other CSyP’s. Click here to read.

Find out about the diverse backgrounds and range of skill sets of some of the latest Chartered Security Professionals – Julia McClelland’s story

If you would like to talk to someone about your own skill set and whether you might have the right competencies to become a Chartered Security Professional, please contact us. We would be happy to guide you through the process and review your CV.

Please see the wide range of profiles of current CSyP’s below.

Nick Elton


A Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and the holder of a Computing Science degree; Nick is a serving Chief Inspector with Hampshire Constabulary having previously served with Cleveland Police, Surrey Police, Wiltshire Police and the College of Policing. He is also a Visiting Professor at Birmingham City University in the Faculty of Computing.

He is currently responsible for Digital Intelligence and Investigations within Hampshire Constabulary and specialises in mainstreaming the right digital skills and capabilities across the force along with protecting the most vulnerable SMEs from cyber-attack. Strong believer in partnership working with other organisations outside of policing, notably industry and academic institutions.

He always aspired to becoming a Chartered Security Professional as it provided an external audited record and validation of his experience, in a dynamic climate CPD is essential if you are to not become static, the CSyP actively encourages CPD and presented an opportunity for him to keep abreast in an ever changing world.

Ciaran Barry


Ciaran gained an Honours degree in Business Studies and French before embarking on a ten-year army career. Upon leaving the military he joined Hertfordshire Police Constabulary where he served as a front-line officer and detective for eight years.

​Realising he wanted to transition into the private sector, Ciaran completed the Security Institute’s Diploma in Security Management and ASIS International’s CPP certification, enabling him to become a full and active member of both organisations. His membership provided him with networking opportunities, leading to a job offer as a Security Consultant.

​By obtaining experience in a number of industry sectors and enhancing his knowledge though CPD as well as becoming an ASIS CPP, Ciaran quickly moved into leadership roles. He is passionate about developing new talent and strives to develop and implement industry leading vision and strategies.

John Lynes


A Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, John is a specialist in corporate security, business continuity and resilience disciplines, including cyber and information assurance strategies and risk assessments.

A former senior Army representative for a strategic level project to establish the first Joint Defence Security School. A recipient of multiple Presidential and Police Commendations for the security planning of State visits involving an array of International leaders.

He is currently a main board Security Director.

Eddie Forster-Knight


The holder of degree in Law and a Master’s Degree in Military Studies, Eddie completed a highly distinguished Army career finishing as a Brigadier. As a Royal Military Police officer, he held the appointment of Provost Marshal (Army) where he was head of the Royal Military Police, the Military Provost Guard Service and the Military Provost Staff and he was also Chair of NATO’s Military Police Chiefs Committee.

Eddie went on to hold a number of Defence senior appointments including Chief of Staff UK Forces Afghanistan and Chief of Staff Personnel & Training Command, Army HQ. He was appointed OBE for commanding his regiment in Iraq and CBE for his work as Provost Marshal (Army).

Eddie has extensive high-level experience in policing and security. Since completion of his military service he has undertaken strategic advisory roles for national and international government departments. He currently practices as an independent Risk and Security Consultant.

Paul Barker


A Fellow of the Security Institute and holder of an engineering degree and an MSc in Security Management, Paul is also an ASIS Certified Protection Professional and Certified Fraud Examiner.

Paul started his career as a commissioned Officer with the RAF and latterly entered the Oil and Gas Industry as a Regional Security Advisor and has worked in several continents for some of the world’s largest gas and oil producers.

His focus now is providing high level consulting and risk advice and training future security leaders. He is also a member of Mensa.

Stefanos Katsimpiris


After finishing his studies at Cambridge University and having worked more than 15 years in Oil & Gas Industry as a subject matter expert in corporate security management as well as security design engineering both Onshore and Offshore / Subsea projects in many challenging regions of the world, Stef wanted to recognize his professional experience in that discipline as well as to join a community of professionals with common interests and expertise.

​In 2014, being involved on the Security Risk Assessments of the SBM Turret transfer of SHELL Prelude Project (the biggest floating vessel in the world, SHELL Prelude FLNG), he completed a Level 4 – Security Management Diploma and was successfully admitted as a Chartered Security Professionals in 2015.

​He is the first French & Greek national to be admitted to the RCSP, which he considers an additional honour. The CSyP certification gave him credibility and confidence and for that reason, Stef considers it a unique qualification.

Simon Causer


I join the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals based on the expertise that I gained during a thirty year policing career; a career that started in a small mining town in Staffordshire and ended in the corridors of power within Parliament and the Royal Palaces.

My first real step towards becoming a recognised security professional was my qualification as a Counter Terrorism Security Coordinator, followed soon after with a First Class degree in Security Consultancy. Achieving these brought me into contact with fellow professionals in the industry, already working to keep London secure.

​In 2016 I took over as the operational policing commander within the Palace of Westminster and, working through 2017, this became one of the most challenging times in my career. The experience I gained during this period is what launched me into my second career.

Now, as Head of Security for the City of London Corporation, my goal is to build on that experience and work across the City to help keep it a safe and secure environment for those that live, work and visit.

Chris Stevens


Chris holds a BSc in Policing and an MSc in Security Studies. As a former Counter Terrorism security trained Police Officer and now the director of a security consultancy, Chris has honed his expertise specifically in the areas of protecting crowded places, crime prevention through environmental design and transport security. Alongside other security projects, Chris is an independent principal security advisor to a number of major rail and metro projects in the UK and Australia.

Duncan Barley


Graduating from the Royal Military College of Science, Cranfield University and later a Defence Fellow at King’s College London, Duncan completed a distinguished career in the British Army, including senior appointments with NATO and the United Nations.

Ending his military service at the rank of Colonel, he transitioned to senior security roles within the Oil and Gas industry, the Olympic Delivery Authority and latterly in the Nuclear industry with his current role at the Office for Nuclear Regulation as a Principal Inspector working in Nuclear New Build.

Ray Fellows


Ray is the CEO of an International Risk Management company and is a security/crisis & emergency management advisor with over 29 years international experience in high risk/challenging and corporate environments. He holds a Masters in Security Management and is NEBOSH qualified, speaks / studies Arabic, and is fully conversant with International security and safety legislation, codes, and recommended best practices.

He is used to working as part of a multi-cultural / international workforce, with broad industry experience spanning media, aviation, oil & gas, construction, government and non-government agencies and corporate businesses. An expert communicator and experienced trainer / facilitator with experience of interfacing with senior management, government and royal entities.