Board Members

There are five elected board members whose role is to administer and maintain the day to day running of the Association.

Eric Stuart QPM, BA hons (CSM)


Eric is the director of Gentian Events, a Crowd Safety Management Company established in 2009. He has been involved in Crowd Safety for 15 years, although working with crowds since 1980. He is engaged in planning and creating crowd management plans, delivering them on events sites and training others to do likewise. His current work includes contracts in the UK, US and Canada

Tony Ball

Vice Chair

Tony Ball is Managing Director of The SES Group – Show and Event. SES Group – Show and Event are a trusted, customer-oriented and award-winning security, crowd management, education and training company providing quality services for individual, community, and corporate clients.

Steve Blake

Vice Chair

A founding Director of S.T.O.R.M 4 Events Ltd ® a specialist Event Safety, Security, Crowd Safety and Counter Terrorism Consultancy and Training company. He has a proven track record of over forty years delivering solutions for the event and security industry sectors in varied and diverse environments.

Darren Edwards


Darren Edwards is Managing Director of Safestyle Security Services Ltd. Safestyle Security Services started back in January 2002 and over the years they have built a team of professional, qualified individuals, who have come together to make them a respected force in the security industry.

Anne Marie Chebib


Anne Marie Chebib is Managing Director of Select Security and Stewarding Ltd. Select Security and Stewarding exist to deliver a high level of service to like-minded clients with whom they work to enhance the industry, its safety and the customer’s experience.