Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Panel on Allyship

  • 12th October, 2022
  • 10:00 /EST/; 15:00 /CET/
  • Online
  • 90 minutes


Satia RAI

Satia Rai is the IPSA Director of Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Welfare (E, D, I & W). She has enjoyed an extensive career in the Security Profession starting on the front-line over 25 years ago, in the retail sector. Her progression from the front line led her into management and leadership roles, with experience in risk management and security services within the public and private sector at both operational and strategic levels. Satia has also played significant roles at Director level in various key organisations, managing a diverse range of hard and soft services.

She also has a strong track-record of leading transformational change within the security sector. She is a member of the International Security Expo Advisory Council and Women’s Security Society. She is also Co-Chair of The Security Institutes – Rainbow+ group & E,D&I champion for the Security Commonwealth.

Don von HOLLEN

I am a relationship-oriented Innovation & Security Management executive with over 20 years of professional experience focused on physical security and deploying enterprise risk management solutions. Challenging the status quo and choosing to ‘Act while others have not’ allows me to be the catalyst for change in delivering solutions that are Simple. Private. & Human.

Strategic Management: Communication and empathy are at the heart of making an impact. For me, it is more than just achieving results; it is enabling others to see the future and identifying a path to get there. I tailor my approach to present complex ideas when speaking with clients, business partners, and team members – always keeping their understanding, interests, and expertise in mind. This approach has helped me acquire and maintain long-lasting relationships with clients, business partners, and innovative security executives throughout my career.

Value-Driven Leadership: Integrity, Respect and Humility are my core. To me, Integrity is the commitment to doing what is right- especially when it is difficult. A strong leader must be willing to sacrifice personal gain for those in their care. Respect is the creation of safe and trusting environments for diverse perspectives- celebrating unique views, innovative suggestions and acknowledging that the courage to challenge the status quo is more important than ever before. Humility allows me to continue to grow and remain curious- appreciating there is incredible wisdom to be gained by listening to others and understanding problems while leading.

While I am metric-driven, I am responsible to the clients and teams I serve — which is why focusing on their success and co-creating positive outcomes are key.

Chelsey HERMAN

Chelsey is the Canadian Human Resources Business Partner at Axis Communications, where she joined the security industry in 2013. She is also a member of the Axis Canada leadership team. In this role she oversees all aspects of human resources including talent acquisition and development, total rewards, performance management, diversity and inclusion, and strategic planning.

Chelsey holds the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation as well as certifications in Predictive Index and BlueEQ Emotional Intelligence, as well a diploma in Human Resources Management from the University of Guelph.

Chelsey has been an active member of the ASIS Toronto Chapter Women in Security committee since 2018, and has chaired the ASIS Toronto Chapter DE&I committee since 2021 upon its inception.


With over 25 years HR experience, Sarah is a fellow of the CIPD and has held several senior HR roles in organisations across a wide range of sectors including retail, railway, financial services and protective services.

In her current role Sarah combines both her operational excellence expertise and her HR experience, with her passion for people and employee engagement. With a particular interest in diversity, inclusion and belonging, Learning & Development, fair pay and health & wellbeing for all.