Christopher Holland has joined the Wasps Board as Non-Executive Director.
Holland has more than 30 years’ experience in Law Enforcement and Risk Management and has held senior and board level appointments in the MOD (Military of Defence) and FTSE 100 companies including Marks & Spencer, Sainsburys and B&Q, as well as regulated Financial Institutions where he was responsible for Security, Profit Protection, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.
Through his managed companies, Holland has also been the sole European supplier of security services to international companies; particularly in the retail and financial sectors.
Wasps CEO Nick Eastwood said: “As a club and as a venue, the safety and security of our staff, partners, supporters and Ricoh Arena visitors continue to be a priority.
“We are keen for the Board to contain experts from a wide range of fields that will benefit the business as a whole. Chris is one of the country’s leading authorities in security and the development and implementation of plans and procedures for the protection of People, Property, Profit and Brand.
“We already have strong security protocols in place at the Ricoh Arena, but it is important to continually evolve and improve and we are looking forward to working with Chris to ensure we have the most effective risk management procedures for our venue and IT infrastructure.”
Speaking about the new role, Chris Holland said: “I am excited by the opportunity of adding my professional support to a passionate brand and business, and look forward to helping Wasps create a Centre of excellence in Security & Risk Management at the Ricoh Arena.”