William Lyle, Head of Security for King’s College London
William Lyle, Head of Security

William Lyle former Detective Superintendent for the Met Police has been appointed by CIS Security as Head of Security for King’s College London, one of the oldest and largest colleges of the University of London, ranked 19th in the world.

‘Bill’ is a qualified Senior Investigating Officer and recognised expert in crisis and event management, specialist law enforcement and surveillance techniques.  He has managed and reviewed numerous high profile operations including international sporting events, and notably the investigation of the London 2011 riots, bringing over 3000 offenders to justice and managing 650 officers and support workers.  An energetic, creative senior leader, with excellent communication skills, experienced in delivering briefings and presentations at the very highest level.

Bill’s role will focus on management support and mentoring of the Security Management Team, whilst providing strategic advice and security intelligence to stakeholders at King’s College London ensuring that the objectives of their Strategic Plan which is ‘to become an outstanding university institution comparable in all respects with the best in the world’ are met in terms of security and risk management.

Neill Catton, Managing Director at CIS Security said “Bill is joining CIS Security at a pivotal point in the Company’s development.  His background in the Met and Surrey Police together with his previous experience at Director level within the guarding industry will further support our growth plans and leadership principles.”

“I am looking forward to working in a successful, professional private security company that sets and maintains high standards throughout the company”.

During his career Bill has received numerous commendations for outstanding leadership, professionalism and ingenuity, for technical delivery expertise in complex intelligence-led covert operations a Police department Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (2001) Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012).

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