Our People

The CSC is chaired for a period of one year by a founding member.

The Chairman of the CSC for 2022 is Ashley Fernandes, Executive Director of ICTS UK & Ireland.

Ashley Fernandes

Ashley Fernandes

(Chair 2022)
Ashley has over 24 years experience in the security industry working at all levels of Security and Risk Management within the Commercial, Retail, Government and Aviation Sectors across the EMEA region. A serving Magistrate, he is also a committee member of the ISRM, a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a Liveryman of the WCoSP Charitable Trust and a member of both the Security Institute and ASIS UK Chapter

Neill Catton

(Former CSC Chair 2021)
Over 30 years’ experience in the security industry from foundation to senior leadership. Operated in most sectors with the focus of delivering quality security solutions to support private and public service customers. Actively involved with industry associations and committed to raising the profile of the Security Industry and its skilled professionals while encouraging talent of the future. Managing Director of CIS Security an Independent London based Security Services Specialist.

David Ward

(Founding Chair)
David Ward is a senior security consultant who has worked at every level of the security industry and over many security disciplines for over 25 years. In 2000, he founded Ward Security a company which under his direction, grew to become one of the leading security company’s in the UK with a £45m turnover, employing over 1000 security personnel. He left his Chief Executive position in the business in 2021 to establish DW Associates and specialise in working with businesses at an international level to provide risk management consultancy, security advice and training. David is also the Chair of the Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communications Southern Region, a role that involves developing strong partnerships between law enforcement agencies, local government and private sector businesses.

Graham Bassett

Graham Bassett has worked in the security sector for over 25 years. He is the Co-Founder of AllSecurityEvents.com and MD of GBRUK recruitment and actively involved in variety of volunteer roles within the security community. These include; Committee member of the City of London Crime Prevention Association, Board Member of ASIS UK and Assistant Regional Vice President for UK/Benelux/Ireland/France, Trustee of the City of London Police Children’s Charity, Ambassador for PTSD Resolution, sits on the Executive Board of the Security Commonwealth and is part of the CSSC London Hub Executive Team. Graham is also a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals and as previous Chair of the London Project Griffin Board (pre-ACT) combined with CSSC, and he is a keen advocate to further develop our private public partnerships.