John Bates steps down as CEO of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) with immediate effect.
"It has been a privilege and I am proud to have led the BSIA," Bates said. "The team are conscientious, dedicated and serve the members well and I have enjoyed working with them. I am confident that the 'Better, Bigger and Stronger' agenda that I have championed, together with the vision the future we have developed together since October last year, will do much to build upon the Association's success."
A process to seek a replacement for Bates will commence in due course and in the meantime the Association will be managed by the team of directors in close liaison with the Association's Chairman.