The Master

Master of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals
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Yasmeen Stratton is the Director of global recruitment consultancy SSR Personnel Corporate Security & Risk and Vice Chair of the OSAC UK Country Council, Steering Committee. She was appointed Master Elect in May 2020 and installed as Master on 11 September 2020.

In 2014, SSR became the Financial Sponsor of the Company of Security Professionals Apprentice Management Scheme until 2017. Yasmeen held the role of Apprentice Master until November 2019, working with April Chapman, a talented student from Bexley Academy.

Yasmeen is Vice Chair of the US State Department, Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) UK Country Council Steering Committee. An active council member since 2008, she has coordinated numerous UK events and has attended international events across the US, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Emirates.

A Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals, she has managed teams providing staffing solutions to the Security Industry for over 20 years. 

Interests include most social activities including dining out, visiting historic buildings and galleries, in addition to a keen interest in gin mixology. 

This perfect alignment of her personal interests with Livery is underpinned by a determined focus to build on existing charitable fundraising and accelerate the diversity of the membership to reflect the wider security profession and an inclusive modern livery company.

Past Masters Emeriti

What is Past Master Emeriti?

A Past Master of the Company at any time after the period of four years from the date of installation of his/her successor may, by application to the Court, be appointed Emeritus honoris causa in recognition of his/her services to the Company. Past Masters Emeriti may receive Court papers, and may attend Court and speak, but may not vote or be counted towards a quorum. They may also chair or serve on committees, sub-committees and ad hoc groups as voting members if invited to do so. They may not however become Chairman of Standing Committees. (Ordinances 11.8)

The following have been appointed Past Master Emeritus

  • Steve Neville OBE, Master 2002-2003
  • Una Riley, Master, 2003-2004
  • Trevor Gray, Master, 2005-2006
  • John Purnell GM QPM DL, Master 2006-2007
  • The Hon Simon Imbert, Master 2008-2009
  • Stephen Parsons DL, Master 2009-2010
  • Nigel Churton MBE, Master 2011-2012
  • Gerald Moor, Master 2012-2013
  • Group Captain Brian Hughes, Master 2013-2014