Kings Security appoints former Mitie MD Bob Forsyth as CEO
News Bob Forsyth has been appointed CEO of security and fire services provider Kings Security. Anthony King, the current incumbent, is stepping down after three decades at the company. Forsyth was managing director for Mitie Total Security & Document Management between April 2015 and February 2017.
Since then he has been MD of 4sight Investments. Geoff Zeidler, Chairman of Kings, said: The board would like to pay tribute to Anthony for all he has achieved in building the business and wish him well for the future. Bob has a broad market knowledge and fantastic track record of delivering profitable growth. The board look forward to working with him and the Executive team to take Kings forward to becoming the most respected, innovative and successful company in the industry. Passionate people Bob Forsyth said Kings has a tremendous market position and a reputation for passionate people who deliver great service to loyal customers. This, together with the financial support of PrimeKings, creates a tremendous opportunity and I am really excited to join the team to ensure that Kings achieves its full potential. In 2014 Forsyth was named the most influential person in security in 2014 a decade after joining Mitie. He was promoted to MD of MITIE in April 2010 after a string of achievements, not least the prestigious MITIE new business award and his pivotal role in the company s 2006 merger with Initial Security. One of those who endorsed his candidature praised his efforts in creating an all-round better security industry in terms of what the industry can achieve, what it looks like from the outside and overall contributing towards making the industry a more professional sector to work within.
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