Security leaders Iskandar Jefferies, CPP, MSyI, and Ashley Watson PSP, MSyI, CTSP, have joined the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) U.K. and Ireland Advisory Board. Both Watson and Jefferies will help direct and lead the growth of the organization in their roles.

Iskandar (Kandy) Jefferies is an accomplished security professional with experience of effectively managing security operations in complex, hostile & high-risk corporate environments. His experience spans almost 20 years in the security industry, starting as a security officer and working up to director level. Iskandar has overseen operations in Afghanistan as well as managing ex-British special forces (SAS/SBS) to working with guarding organizations. Jefferies has a unique lens on leadership, mentorship, coaching and support.

Outside of his role with Pinkerton as a Regional Strategic Account Manager – EMEA, Jefferies is a valued Advisor to the IFPO Board, having previously held positions on the Board of Directors for ASIS U.K.: Director for Diversity Equity & Inclusion; Director of Young Professionals. He was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in July of 2019.

Ashley Watson has been in the security industry for over 16 years and has a combination of engineering, system design, project management, consultancy, corporate security and risk management experience. Watson has worked in critical infrastructure and government sectors, as well as for global enterprise organizations such as MasterCard, Thomson Reuters, Refinitiv, LSEG and Google. He is now the Security Operations and Risk Manager for the Bank of China.

With his technology and engineering background, he combines those technical systems design, project management and consultancy skills with policy and procedure development and risk management and operational strategies.

Congratulations to Watson and Jefferies!