The Master 2017 - 18

Air Commodore Stephen Anderton



Stephen was elected as Master of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals at a Court meeting held on 12 April 2017 and was installed as their 17th Master on 7 June 2017 at a ceremony in Drapers’ Hall.

He was a career officer in the Royal Air Force and his final appointment was Commandant General RAF Regiment where he headed the RAF’s Force Protection and Security organisation.

After leaving the RAF Stephen became a Director at ArmorGroup International plc, a global risk-management and security company specialising in operations in hazardous environments. He is now an independent adviser and consultant to the security and defence industries, with formal Associate Consultancies to several international companies

Stephen holds a Master’s degree in Corporate Business Management. He is a graduate of the RAF Advanced Staff College and the Defence Strategic Leadership Programme. He is a Trustee and Board Member of the Lady Grover’s Fund, a Friendly Society supporting the Armed Services. He is also the Chairman of a property management company in Surrey.

Stephen joined the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals in 2004.  He has been a Court Member since 2012 and an active member of the Company, having been Chairman of its Finance and General Purposes Committee, a member of several review Groups and the principal author of the Company’s current and successful Apprentice Scheme.

Stephen and his wife Judith live in Twickenham, which they enjoy immensely as it puts them close to Central London and their three happily successful adult children. They are both keen walkers – the Thames Path from Source to the Erith Estuary was a real pleasure. Stephen also enjoys his high handicap golf and regular running.