Kiasu Crisis Management has announced that Ian Pugh, formerly of Intu PLC, will be joining the company in the position of Non-Executive Director. The appointment aims to strengthen Kiasu’s position as the leading expert within the UK crisis preparedness and commercial counter-terrorism spheres.
Pugh will step into a newly created role, liaising closely with Managing Director Ian Riches and his senior leadership team within the organisation to provide strategic direction for the company.
Pugh’s 35 years of experience working in security and 5 years as Group Head of Security for Intu PLC make him one of the most respected and influential professionals in the industry.
Operating since 2009, Kiasu Crisis Management provides state-of-the-art training, auditing & compliance services, and professional/security consultancy services to a wide variety of companies, including several listed on the FTSE 100 and Fortune 500. The company boasts a high client retention rate, stemming from its well-constructed training programmes, client engagement and adaptable approach. Leading-edge training is guaranteed by a breadth of expertise in many overlapping fields, which will be further enhanced by Pugh’s knowledge and network.
Speaking about the appointment, Kiasu MD Ian Riches said “When people of Ian Pugh’s calibre become available, we move heaven and earth to find a way of working together. Ian brings immense experience to the Group and will play a pivotal role in developing our Crisis Management Division and providing counsel to the wider Kiasu Group. We’ve worked with Ian in his previous role as Group Head of Security for Intu PLC and felt he was the ideal appointment as a non-executive given his engaging, pragmatic style and huge knowledge base. The team and I very much look forward to welcoming Ian on board.”
Ian Pugh stated, “I am delighted to be joining Kiasu and working with Ian and his team. When I wanted a company who could train and prepare my teams at Intu PLC in all aspects of major incident management and crisis readiness, Kiasu were who I turned to. The training delivered helped keep our centres safe and secure and provided our teams with the necessary skills to manage incidents in a professional manner. It is so important for organisations to have a clear strategy around crisis preparedness and I am very much looking forward to working with Kiasu’s existing and prospective clients and sharing my experiences and knowledge across the group.”
Kiasu is able to train staff at all levels in any commercial setting, delivering the skills required to deal with any emergency situation in the best way possible to ensure safety, consistency and business continuity, and to reduce disruption. Continuing to demonstrate its commitment to enhanced resilience, Kiasu has recently added a tailored virtual offering to its portfolio of courses, supporting businesses throughout the period of COVID-19 restrictions.
Kiasu Crisis Management is part of the Kiasu Group, which also includes the successful London-based commercial property services & maintenance company Kiasu Workforce Ltd.
Kiasu Group Holdings Ltd is a rapidly growing provider within the service sector, now housing M&E, Crisis Management and Maintenance Divisions, with an aggressive growth plan to add further divisions over the coming months.