The International Foundation for Protection Offices has appointed Mike Hurst, CPP, to serve as its IFPO Representative in the UK. The partnership is part of the IFPO's expansion in the region. 

"Mike has an amazing network of security professionals and hosts incredible energy and drive. We are fortunate that Mike has taken on this new challenge," said Sandi Davies, IFPO executive director.

Hurst has more than 30 years in the security and fire profession, as a specialist recruitment consultant and strategic advisor with HJA Consult. He is also co-founder of All Security Events, a security events listing site.

Hurst is also Vice Chairman of the UK Chapter of ASIS International, serving on its Professional Development Council and European Advisory Council for more than nine years. He is also former director of The Security Institute. In 2016, he was awarded the ASIS International President’s Award of Merit for his services to security in the UK and Europe.

Previously, he was an Advisory Board Member to COMBAT Trafficking in Human Beings in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry, an EU funded project, and was Founding Joint Chairman of the Security Industry Authority Small Business Network. He is a regular contributor to security media and has spoken at conferences internationally. He is currently a Member of the BSI GW/3 Committee.