Combined Industries Theft Solutions

The Clancy Group

The Clancy Group

Ian Elliott - Chairman of CITS
Security Manager, The Clancy Group
Contact: 01895 823711


After serving thirty years with the Metropolitan Police within the Specialist Crime Directorate at Scotland Yard, Ian has extensive experience with Fraud and Major Crime investigations. He was instrumental in the creation of both the Police Plant and Agricultural National Intelligence Unit (PANIU) and was the Police officer who engaged the Construction and Farming industries to design and formulate the CESAR identification scheme. In January 2013 Ian was appointed the Group Head of Security for the Clancy Group of Companies which includes Clancy Docwra Ltd. His role there is to protect the staff, company assets and the integrity of the Clancy brand.
Construction Plant-hire Association

Construction Plant-hire Association

David Smith - Treasurer of CITS
Legal Manager, Construction Plant-hire Association
Contact: 0207 796 3366


David Smith is the legal manager for the CPA (Construction Plant-hire Association) the principle Trade Association for plant hire professionals founded in 1941. The CPA is totally committed to raising standards within the industry and looks after the interests of businesses involved in the use and hire of construction equipment in the UK. CPA advises its members on matters of legislation, conditions of hire, health and safety and other relevant issues. David has recently taken over from Haydn Steele, joining the CITS Board in July 2015.
J Murphy & Sons Ltd

J Murphy & Sons Ltd

Seumas Ascott - Vice Chairman of CITS
Security Manager
Contact: 0207 267 4366


Seumas Ascott served with the Metropolitan Police Service for thirty years, fifteen of which were spent leading investigations into vehicle and plant theft on the Organised Vehicle Crime Unit. He is currently employed as the Group Security Manager for J Murphy & Sons Ltd.
CESAR Scheme

CESAR Scheme

Kevin Howells
Director, Datatag ID (UK) Ltd
Contact: +44 (0)3 450 700 440


Kevin Howells' connection to the Construction & Agricultural machinery market stretches back to the start of his career with his Technical Engineering apprenticeship. A number of years were spent in the financial & banking markets as well as PR, marketing & advertising, but most of his career (almost 20 yrs) has been involved in Crime Fighting, with great success. Kevin was instrumental in the launch of the official CESAR Scheme. He and his team at Datatag now successfully run several official Industry security schemes including the Motorcycle Industry (MASTER Security System as part of MCIA Secured), the Marine Industry (COMPASS), the Survey Equipment Sector as well as vehicles etc. Kevin is an active Chairman, Vice President and board Director with numerous action groups, Industry committees and organisations


Charles Stevenson
General Manager, London Office
Contact: charles.stevenson@jcb.com  


Charles has worked for JCB for 14 years, initially as a product manager and now as general manager of the London office where he covers global major accounts, international infrastructure and government interaction. Charles is also a member of the exec board of the Construction Equipment Association representing manufacturers and retailers of plant in the UK and actively engages with a number of stakeholders on plant security and urban design.


Az Dawoojee
Relationship Director, Lombard - Commercial & Private Banking The Royal Bank of Scotland Group
Contact: 0207 672 1548 / 07850 928422


With 18 year's experience in asset finance covering various business sectors, Az now focuses on the construction sector providing financial products and solutions to enable sustainable business growth. Working for Lombard the UK's largest and oldest asset finance provider Az joined the CITS board to help promote best practice to his customers and prospects, to reduce the increasing costs of plant and equipment theft.


Matthew Taylor
Senior Construction and Engineering Underwriter
Contact: 0121 696 7378 / 07384 805114


Specialising in Engineering, Contract Works, Computers, Cyber, Liability, Business Interruption, Renewable Energy and Contractors Plant Insurance.
Allianz Insurance plc

Allianz Insurance plc

Tim Stylianides BA(Hons) ACII
Senior Risk Control Surveyor
Contact: 07739 302114  


Tim's worked in commercial insurance for over 20 years, and as a Risk Control Surveyor since 2003 for Allianz Insurance. Tim's responsibilities within Allianz include being the Risk Control Department's Security Specialist covering not only construction plant, but also the wider security aspects of all business sectors and trades underwritten by Allianz commercial underwriters.

West Midlands Police

PC Paul Ennis
Traffic Officer  


West Midlands Police - Our vision is to reduce crime and disorder and make our communities feel safer.
Home Office

Home Office

Anna Dawson - Crime Reduction Directorate
Tony O’Donnell
Khadijah Ishaq


The first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure. The Home Office has been at the front line of this endeavour since 1782. As such, the Home Office plays a fundamental role in the security and economic prosperity of the United Kingdom.
NCATT (National Construction and Agriculture Theft Team)

NCATT (National Construction and Agriculture Theft Team)

DC 3689 Chris Piggott
Rural Crime Specialist
Email: NCATT-Christopher.Piggott.2292@northumbria.pnn.police.uk
Contact: +44 7880 165526

DC Chris Piggott is a Seconded Thames Valley Police Officer, with 22 years Police service currently working as the national lead for Plant and Rural Vehicle Theft in the role of Field Intelligence Officer at the National Construction and Agriculture Theft Team. Chris has been in this role for over 6 years and previously worked on the vehicle fraud unit, Roads Policing Proactive and Tactical Firearms Teams.
NCATT (National Construction and Agriculture Theft Team)

NCATT (National Construction and Agriculture Theft Team)

Gavin Hughes
Agricultural and Plant Specialist
Email: Gavin.Hughes@northumbria.police.uk
Contact: +44 7977 062145

The National Construction and Agriculture Theft Team (NCATT) is a specialist police unit dedicated to reducing theft of plant and equipment, and the consequences that has for the victims of crime.
CEA Construction Equipment Association

CEA (Construction Equipment Association)

Viki Bell
Director of Operations
Contact: 07848 288518


Viki is the Director of Operations at The Construction Equipment Association (CEA). Viki has a long career in strategic business management including Professional Association Management, Sector Skills, and Higher and Further Education. The CEA is the Trade Association representing 150 companies in the UK construction equipment sector. Recognised by HM Government and representing the industry in Brussels as an active member of the Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE).
Agricultural Engineers' Association

AEA (Agricultural Engineers' Association)

Ruth Bailey
Director General & Chief Executive
Contact: 01733 207601


Ruth Bailey is the first woman to head the AEA, representing more than 150 companies involved in the manufacture and import of Farm and Outdoor Power equipment. The Association members, with businesses throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland supply almost £4 billion of high tech farm and outdoor power equipment and land based engineering technology to Europe and overseas as well as meeting the needs of Britain's farming and amenity community.
Agricultural Engineers' Association

AEA (Agricultural Engineers' Association)

Theodora Levanti-Rowe
Economist - Outdoor Power Equipment
Contact: 01733 207611 / 07808 856282


Theodora's responsibilities within the AEA are for Training and Education initiatives and the Land-Based Engineering Apprenticeship Schemes which promote the attraction and retention of skilled staff for the industry.
Thatcham Research

Thatcham Research

Stephen Launchbury
Lead Automotive Security Research Engineer
Contact: +44 (0)1635 868855


Thatcham Research is an independent, non-profit research centre. Established by the motor insurance industry in 1969, the centre's main aim is to contain or reduce the cost of motor insurance claims whilst maintaining safety standards. The majority of Thatcham Research's work is funded by its member insurers. Over the years, Thatcham Research has developed and refined its activities and influence to encompass traditional damageability and repairability research, the publication of crash repair manuals and standard times, training, vehicle security, a Euro NCAP approved crash laboratory and the provision of ABI Group Rating data. Steve Launchbury Lead Automotive Security Research Engineer at Thatcham Research. My role at Thatcham is to liaise with Law Enforcement, Vehicle Manufacturers and the Insurance industry to gain an understanding of current vehicle theft trends and to seek suitable solutions to minimise insurer risk.
IPAF International Powered Access Federation

IPAF International Powered Access Federation

Richard Whiting
UK Market General Manager
Contact: 07928 666012


Richard is the UK Market General Manager for the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). IPAF members operate the majority of the MEWP rental fleet worldwide and manufacture about 85% of the platforms on the market. There are approximately 80,000 MEWPs in the UK. Richard is a member of the IPAF senior management team and the primary contact for IPAF members in the UK and Ireland.
GAP Group Ltd

GAP Group Ltd

Iain Anderson
Managing Director
Contact: 0141 225 4601


Iain started his career working for Hewden Stuart Group at Scot JCB, Glasgow. In 1996 he joined GAP as head of UK operations and in 2006 began developing the GAP sales team. Following a restructure in 2014 Iain now has overall responsibility for Plant & Tool operations and GAP's major customers. The company has 94 depots throughout the UK and employs 1100 people. Turnover for the year to march 2015 is expected to reach £140 million.
HAE (Hire Association Europe)

HAE (Hire Association Europe)

Mark Bradshaw
Policy & Public Affairs Manager
Contact: 0121 380 4621 / 07392 197551


Mark Bradshaw is the Policy and Public Affairs expert at HAE EHA.
HAE (Hire Association Europe)

HAE (Hire Association Europe)

Paul Gaze
CEO Designate
Contact: 0121 380 4609 / 07718 801327


Paul Gaze is the CEO Designate at HAE EHA.
National Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Society

National Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Society Limited (UK)

Bob Henderson
Agriculture Vehicle Specialist
Contact: 07891 498353


At NFU Mutual, we do things differently. We take the time to understand the needs of our customers, offering personal face-to-face service through more than 300 local branches. And, because we're a mutual, the people that matter to us most are our customers..
International Association of Auto Theft Investigators

International Association of
Auto Theft Investigators

Mike Briggs
Contact: 07785 778550


The International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) was formed in 1952 in North America to improve communication and coordination, among the growing family of professional auto theft investigators. It has become recognised as the peak industry body with members in over 60 countries.
Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty

Dave Byng
UK Head of Security
Contact: 07752 782544


Dave Byng is head of security for Balfour Beatty after leaving the police service after 30yrs service. Twenty of those years as a Detective and the last ten in Counter Terrorism intelligence. Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group providing innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth.
British Transport Police

British Transport Police

Mark Cleland
Superintendent - C Division - Western Sub-Division


As a qualified Astrophysicist Mark took his experience to the British Transport Police for a career in Policing. Throughout his career Mark has had a broad range of adventures including working with the Drug Enforcement Administration in the USA, riots in London, protecting royalty, flying in helicopters and bringing Piccadilly Circus to a standstill through no fault of his own, Mark has worked in areas such as response Policing, Operational Support, Neighbourhood Policing, CID and was the presenter of ITV Wales Crimestoppers for 3 years. Never one to shy away from a challenge, he became a candidate for the European Space Agency Astronaut programme and has the rejection letter to prove it. With 3 titanium plates holding his skull together following an assault during arrest, Mark knows full well the dangers of Policing and what as a leader his role is in keeping people safe. Mark is still a trained response driver and Taser carrier to show that even senior leaders are still operational Police Officers. Mark has worked on a number of key areas including Acquisitive Crime, Mental Health, Criminal Justice Solutions, Violent Crime, innovation and marginal gains theory to improve police performance and confidence. Most recently Mark is the Sub Divisional Commander for BTP Western, is a Bronze, Silver and Gold commander and is involved in the planning and delivery of major events such as the G7 summit. Mark is the UK lead for Cycle Crime and the tactical lead for Metal and Catalytic Converter Crime. Mark developed the idea of the National Infrastructure Crime Reduction Partnership after realising that there was a gap in support for those organisations that keep the country running. He believes in talk is only as good as the positive action it delivers and has a propensity for quoting Star Wars to inspire those around him. Do or Do not. There is no try.
Secured By Design

Secured By Design

Doug Skins
Development Officer - SBD Police Crime Prevention Initiatives
Contact: 07515 329 870


Secured by Design (SBD) is the official police security initiative that works to improve the security of buildings and their immediate surroundings to provide safe places to live, work, shop and visit. SBD’s product based accreditation scheme – the Police Preferred Specification - provides a recognised standard for all security products that can deter and reduce crime.
Northumbria Police

Northumbria Police

Superintendent Andy Huddleston
Northumbria Police


Andy grew up in rural County Durham and joined Durham Constabulary in 1995. He has gone to work in a wide cross section of roles from neighbourhood policing and 24/7 response to armed protection, surveillance and counter terrorist operations. In 2017 Andy joined Northumbria Police, since then he has spent 3 years as head of Response and Neighbourhood Policing for the Northern Command, over a year as the Chief Constables Staff officer and is currently the force lead for Rural Crime and Offender Management. In 2018 Andy became the NPCC national lead for the theft of agricultural machinery and in 2022 this was extended to include construction plant. Andy is delighted to have been asked to join the CITS board and looks forward to working further with industry and manufacturers to reduce crime.
National Business Crime Centre

National Business Crime Centre

PS Paul Fagg - PS
Contact: 07795 427592


Paul Fagg is a Police Sergeant from the Metropolitan Police on secondment to the National Business Crime Centre. He studied Psychology and Criminology at university before joining the Met in 2009. He spent the majority of his service in frontline policing roles such as emergency response, proactive teams and a council partnership team, before managing a Pan London crime prevention project. He was a business crime point of contact for a London Borough and has completed additional training including Crime Prevention Officer course and Prince2 Foundation and Practitioner project management. His role on the NBCC is to support the lead in strategic work as well as manage the day to day running of the unit.
Security Awareness Special Interest Group

SASIG (Security Awareness Special Interest Group)

Contact: +44 (0) 1234 707035


The Security Awareness Special Interest Group is really quite special and much-loved by thousands of cybersecurity professionals and others in the UK and beyond. We offer a subscription-free networking and thought-leadership forum for the industry. All of our activities are free to attend, covering the topics at the forefront of all our minds. We examine both the technical and the softer cybersecurity issues. Membership now represents hundreds of organisations of all sizes from across the world and from all sectors, public and private, drawn from CISOs and other decisions makers and influencers who are responsible for security in their organisations.