Geoff Tate, Chief Executive of SSAIB, the UK’s leading fire, security and telecare certification body for organisations, has announced that he will retire at the end of 2014.
Geoff has led SSAIB since 1999, when he took over the CEO’s role from founder David Hinge, and over the past 15 years has built SSAIB into a body with a record 1,500+ registered firms. Following the merger of AISC, Integrity 2000 and SSAIB in early-2001, which created an enlarged and unified SSAIB, the certification body has signficantly expanded its remit within the sectors of manned services and electronic security systems, fire protection, environmental management and occupational health and safety management systems, as well as telecare monitoring equipment for social alarms. It also gained assent from the Security Industry Authority as an Approved Contractor Scheme assessment body.
Fortunately, Geoff will continue his association beyond 2014 by becoming Chairman of SSAIB, a move that will provide continuity for the organisation. He’ll also maintain his existing role as a member of various British and European standards committees. “It’s now time for me to make way for someone who can lead SSAIB during the next phase of its development,” he remarks.
SSAIB will be recruiting a successor to Geoff Tate in the coming months, with the aim of allowing the incoming Chief Executive a transitional handover period before taking over at the start of 2015.