Anne Marie Chebib UKCMA

UK Crowd Management Association (UKCMA) names new chair

The United Kingdom Crowd Management Association (UKCMA) has appointed Anne Marie Chebib as its new chair, succeeding Eric Stuart QPM.

Chebib brings a wealth of experience to the association, both as its longstanding secretary and as managing director of Select Security and Stewarding Ltd. She has played a pivotal role in the UKCMA’s growth and is well-respected for her contributions to the field of crowd management.

Chebib was instrumental in the successful launch of Global Crowd Management Alliance (GCMA), where she currently serves on the board and secretariat. Her expertise as a crowd management practitioner and consultant extends to strategic planning, agency liaison and effective project and personnel management.

Commenting on her new appointment, Chebib said: “I am honoured to take on the role of chair at UKCMA. I look forward to building upon the strong foundations laid by Eric Stuart and Mark Harding before him to enhance safer crowds. As an association, we will continue to strive on behalf of our members to work collaboratively and further enhance the association’s impact and reputation. I would like to sincerely thank Eric for so many years of complete dedication to the association, and wish him all the best for his retirement; Eric has very large shoes to fill and I will aspire to do him proud!”

Furthermore, the UKCMA board has also been restructured to provide greater support for the membership. Vice chairs now include  Chris Callaghan (Security Scotland), Mark Logan (Showsec), Oliver Gardiner (Vespasian Security), Paul Evans (Carlisle Security Services), Paul Manson (G4S), Peter Harrison (FGH Security), Tom Devine (TMS Protection) and Tony Ball (The SES Group) with Kate James named secretary.

Chebib outlined some of the association’s future plans, including focussing on diversity within the industry and strategising to foster new talent by mentoring opportunities and opening up the membership to educational institutions, continuing to develop the offerings to members through the association’s popular webinar series and the Member to Member (M2M) networking sessions. The UKCMA plans to continue its strong partnership with GCMA, to further the association’s global reach and impact, and will continue its commitment to work closely with a wide range of stakeholders.