David Gill CSyP wins Security Institute Award
The George van Schalkwyk Trophy is awarded annually to the Institute member making a significant contribution to security professionalism in the previous year.
This year following the membership vote, the award was presented to former Institute Vice Chairman David Gill CSyP. David received his award from Chairman Mike Bluestone CSyP at the Remembrance Lecture in early November.
George van Schalkwyk was an Institute member who was tragically killed in a helicopter accident in Afghanistan in 2006. The Award is made in his memory, and is sponsored by Bruce Braes of SSSI. Recipients receive an etched De Vecchi silver dish along with a commemorative certificate.
David said “It is a great honour to have received the much coveted George van Schalkwyk award. In previous years the recipient of the award has been chosen by the Security Institute’s Board of Directors however, this year the Board decided the vote should be made by the membership which has made the award even more special to me. It has been a great experience to have played a part in the Institute’s fantastic team and to witness the Institute’s development in becoming the leading professional membership body in the UK’s security sector. I am extremely proud of the Institute’s achievements and look forward to continuing to play a part in its future growth and in particular with the development of the Register of Chartered Security Professionals and also student membership. I would encourage every member to think of how they can help play a part, engage, and enjoy the rewards of a terrific journey.”