Combined Industries Theft Solutions

Construction Plant-hire Association

Construction Plant-hire Association

David Smith - Chairman 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.
The Clancy Group

The Clancy Group

Ian Elliott - Vice 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.
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


Ivor Baigent MBE
Group Director of Security JCB Ltd
Contact: 01889 593196


Ivor joined JCB as Group Security Director in 2008 after serving 29 years in the Army. Awarded an MBE in 2004 he is a Fellow of the Security Institute.


Charles Stevenson


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


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.


Gary Thom Dip CII
Senior Underwriter Engineering, Commercial Underwriting & Pricing, UKGI
Contact: 0121 696 7378


Gary has been employed in the insurance industry for over 30 years with responsibility for Aviva's engineering account for the last 11. That latter period has seen the launch of PANIU and CESAR for which Gary has been able to promote support from both Aviva and externally.
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.
NAVCIS (National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service)

NAVCIS (National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service)

DC 3689 Chris Piggott
Rural Vehicle Crime Intelligence Officer
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 Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service. Chris has been in this role for 6 years and previously worked on the vehicle fraud unit, Roads Policing Proactive and Tactical Firearms Teams.
Home Office

Home Office

Tony O'Donnell
Traffic Officer


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.
CEA Construction Equipment Association

CEA (Construction Equipment Association)

Rob Oliver
Chief Executive
Contact: 07771 910127


Rob Oliver is the Chief Executive of the Construction Equipment Association - the trade association for manufacturers and importers of equipment. Rob also serves on the Executive Committee of the Committee for European Construction Equipment. He was responsible for setting up the contract with Datatag ID for the operation of the CESAR Scheme - and is a director of Construction Equipment Events Ltd, that organises the biennial PLANTWORX exhibition.
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.
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.
Laing O'Rourke Ltd

Laing O'Rourke Ltd

Anton Setchell
Global Head of Security
Contact: 01322 296790


Laing O'Rourke is an international engineering enterprise, founded on over a century and a half of experience. Through our fully integrated offer we are delivering a single-source solution for some of the world's most prestigious organisations.
IPAF International Powered Access Federation

IPAF International Powered Access Federation

Richard Whiting
UK Market General Manager
Contact: +44 (0)15395 66700


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 4630


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.
J Murphy & Sons Ltd

J Murphy & Sons Ltd

Seumas Ascott
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.
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
Head Of Engineering


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


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

Simon Wooderson
Head of UK Business Integrity


Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group providing innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth.