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Announcing the new CSPRA Chair:

Ian Dyson QPM DL

Ian spent most of his life in London. He joined the Metropolitan Police in 1983, straight from university, working across a range of different disciplines. For eleven years, Ian was a public order trained senior officer with extensive experience of commanding the policing of large public events, including 18 Notting Hill Carnivals. He then joined Surrey Police as Assistant Chief Constable in June 2008, and then City of London Police as Commander in September 2010 becoming the chief officer lead on Economic Crime and 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 business change, and performance within the Force.

He was promoted to Commissioner in January 2016 and led the force through challenging times of financial constraint, and two terror attacks on London Bridge in 2017 and 2019. During this time, Ian was the National Police Lead for Fraud, Economic Crime, Cyber Crime, Financial Investigations and Business Crime. He was also the National Police lead on Technology and Information Management, and for 6 years was the National Police Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO). He retired from the Police Service after 38 years in January 2022.

He is now trustee of several charities and sits as a NED or Advisor to a number of companies in the crime, tech or cyber security sectors. He was awarded the Queen's Police Medal in 2016, is a Distinguished Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and in 2022 became a Deputy Lieutenant (DL) for Greater London

He was able to meet a large cohort of volunteer assessors at a special celebratory gathering hosted by Corps Security at their London HQ on Thursday 30th May. All assessors are themselves Chartered Security Professionals and are specially trained to offer their support to potential registrants through mentoring, document assessing and interviewing. Each applicant is assessed by a minimum of seven assessors a part of a vigorous onboarding process. Chartered Security Professionals lead by example, putting their considerable security knowledge into practice, demonstrating high standards, leadership and communication skills, with individual personal commitment to continued learning.

Mr. Dyson is looking forward to chairing his first CSPRA meeting in July at Mercer’s Hall, and watching as CSyP recruitment approaches 300. He will also host the annual celebratory dinner for Chartered Security Professionals, which is being held in Ironmonger’s Hall on 23rd September 2024.

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Announcing the new CSyP Registrar

Mike Bluestone MA CSyP FSyI

Mike Bluestone MA CSyP FSyI is the newly appointed Registrar of the Register of Chartered Security Professionals, and in his ‘day-job’ is the Executive Director of Corps Security, where he has worked for the past fourteen years. He has Military experience and has worked in the corporate security sector for over 33 years.

With an MA in Security Management from Loughborough University, Mike is a Chartered Security Professional, a Fellow and former Chair, and Emeritus Chair of the Security Institute. Mike has spent several years as an Ambassador for the Register of Chartered Security Professionals, and was Chair of the Security Institute during 2008-2013, when in 2011 he oversaw the launch of the Register. Mike has been a Member of the London Resilience Academic Partnership; and Chair of the Security Management committee of the British Standards Institution.


Mike led the development of BSI Standard BS16000:2015 ‘Security Management and Operational Guidelines’.

Mike is a Trustee and Vice-Chair of AJEX JMA Veterans charity, and Chair and Trustee of a small Military charity, as well as being President of the Corps Veterans Association. He is also a Governor of Stanmore Further Education College.


We would like to thank the past Registrar David Gill CSyP FSyI for his hard work and contributions to the Register.


If you would like to meet Mike, he will be at the Register of Chartered Security Professionals (CSyP) black-tie dinner on Monday 25th September 2023 at St. Ermins Hotel in London.


To find out more information about the event and to book, please click the link below:

Congratulations to the new CSyP Deputy Registrar's - Carl Dakin CSyP FSyI and Mike Lees CSyP FSyI

Following a full military career Carl Dakin CSyP FSyI transitioned into the commercial environment in 2013 and established a small consulting business that provides protective security and emergency management services to clients worldwide. His skillset includes the delivery of tabletop exercises, training and education design and delivery, that has enabled him to continue his passion for learning and facilitating educational programmes whilst remaining current with industry best practices.

His experience is underpinned by solid academic qualifications: Foundation Degree in Protective Security Management, Master’s Degree in Business Continuity, Security & Emergency Management, Level 5 Certificate in Work Based Learning, as well as a suite of relevant vocational qualifications in health & safety, and crowd management. He is a Chartered Security Professional – admitted to the Register in 2017, a Fellow of the Security Institute and is currently an active member of the Board of Directors, and sponsoring director of the Protest & Activism Special Interest Group (SIG), Protecting People in Crowded Places SIG and is a member of the Counter Terrorism and the Built Environment SIGs.


Mike Lees CSyP FSyI is a former Police Officer and currently the Head of Business Security at a busy acute Trust hospital in South Yorkshire where he has been in post for fifteen years. His current senior role ensures he is well versed in navigating the challenges of public sector security and resilience management. Academically, Mike holds a MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management from the University of Leicester, a PGCE from Huddersfield University and NHS Security and Fraud qualifications awarded by Portsmouth University. He is a Fellow of the Security Institute, Business Continuity Institute and Emergency Planning Society and is a Chartered Security Professional. As a document, interview, and portfolio assessor for the Register he also serves on the Security Institute Membership Validation Board and Validation Board Working Group. Mike was awarded the Institute’s Volunteer of the Year Award in 2021 and is a committed member (Liveryman) of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals.


We would like to thank the past Deputy Registrar’s Garry Evanson CSyP FSyI and Stuart Williams CSyP FSyI for their hard work and contributions to the Register.


If you would like to meet Carl he will be at the Register of Chartered Security Professionals (CSyP) black-tie dinner on Monday 25th September 2023 at St. Ermins Hotel in London.


To find out more information about the event and to book, please click the link below:

Chartered Security Professionals are news makers! Read what they have to say 

James Bore CSyP

(City Security Magazine, Spring '22)

Richard Stones OBE CSyP 

(City Security, Summer '22)

Adil Abdel-Hadi CSyP

(International Security Journal) (May '22 pg 22) 

Prof. Martin Gill CSyP

(Security Journal UK) (June '22 pg 18)​​

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