The Home Secretary, John Reid, today announced the appointment of Baroness Ruth Henig as the new Chairman of the Security Industry Authority (SIA).
Vernon Coaker, Home Office Minister with responsibility for the SIA said: "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Baroness Henig as the new Chair of the Security Industry Authority.
"I am confident that she, with the support of the other independent members, will continue to provide strong leadership in developing and achieving the highest standards in the private security industry.
"I would also like to thank Robin Dahlberg for the important and valuable work he has done as acting Chair since taking up the post in February 2006."
I would also like to thank Robin Dahlberg for the important and valuable work he has done as acting ChairVernon Coaker, Home Office Minister.
Dr Ruth Henig, Baroness Henig CBE has extensive experience within the police and security sector, and was most recently President of the Association of Police
Authorities, as well as Chair of Lancashire Police Authority and a member of the National Criminal Justice Board. In 2000 Baroness Henig was awarded a CBE for her services to policing, and in 2002 was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for Lancashire.
In June 2004 she was made a life peer as Baroness Henig of Lancaster.
Lady Henig's appointment commences on 15 January 2007 for a three year period.