The Association is very proud to announce the appointment as President-Elect for 2019-2020 the highly respected member and Governing Council Discipline Officer, Ron HARRISON.
Ron HARRISON has been involved in Law enforcement for nearly 50 years, as a dedicated detective with the Metropolitan Police for 30 years he served on many specialist squads such as The Metropolitan & City Police Company Fraud Dept, The Drugs Squad and various Regional Crime Squads, working on major crime both nationally and internationally, being commended at the highest level on numerous occasions.
On retiring from the Police in 1999 shortly after he joined Roy HERRIDGE QPM working for Surelock Asset Management Limited, a well respected and long established investigative and security consultancy, initially carrying out fraud / crime investigations.
In 2000 Ron was instrumental in setting up a new Surelock company Surelock International Limited, following a very successful cradle to grave investigation involving intellectual property rights and counterfeit clothing for a US brand / celebrity, as a result of which the company were approached by several other brands to represent them in UK and worldwide. He has since carried out investigations in South Korea, Japan, Turkey, France and Switzerland where the judicial authorities commended us for our professionalism. Ron is a recognised expert in this field and represents some of the most prestigious brands in the world protecting their intellectual property rights and assisting the authorities in gathering evidence to prosecute offenders. Surelock has an excellent working relationship with the respective authorities in UK, Police, Trading Standards and UK Customs and are active members of The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG).
Currently the Operations Directors for Surelock being responsible for the day to day running of the company, liaising and meeting with clients, supervising a dedicated team of investigators and consultants, primarily dealing with security surveys / risk assessments, IP, fraud, undercover, surveillance investigations and countermeasures sweeps.
Has been a member of the ABI since November 2009, initially attending branch meetings, then got more involved sitting on selection panels for new members, in May 2018 became a member of the General Council and was appointed the Discipline Chairman.
Socially Ron enjoys the company of good friends & family, travel and good food, a regular visitor to some of the UK’s more prestigious restaurants, he is also an ardent follower of his beloved Manchester United.