The SGSA welcomes Mark Holland as Inspector
Mark Holland joins from Nottingham Constabulary where he was Chief Superintent and a member of the Nottinghamshire Safety Advisory Group for 17 years.
Mark joined the police straight out of sixth form and has worked across may areas of policing, from vice squad and CID through to football policing and head of sporting events in Nottinghamshire. He was responsible for a large team and led the policing on Nottingham Riots in 2011. A highlight of his policing career was when the police received a standing ovation for enabling a derby cup tie to go ahead at the during the riots.
Ken Scott, Chief Inspector, SGSA said “We are delighted to welcome Mark Holland to the team. Mark brings a wealth of experience from policing football and sports events and being part of the of the safety advisory group process.
Mark will be splitting his time between sports grounds in the North of England and in Northern Ireland, where he will be one of the key SGSA team delivering the sports grounds safety function on behalf of the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland.
Mark Holland said “I am really pleased to be working at the SGSA, I am passionate about sport, I’m a keen snow boarder, skier, mountain and road cyclist and play off 2.8 handicap on the golf course. Although my knees prevent me from playing football, I keenly follow Notts and England cricket and go to see my team Notts County when I can.
"I am really looking forward to playing my part in supporting safety and enhancing the match day experience for supporters.”