Frequently asked questions

What is the Forum?

It is a non-partisan, non-profit-making organisation established in 1990. Our members are some 60 senior security practitioners and risk managers drawn from a wide range of commercial and industrial organisations, academia, government departments, the military, the security services and the police.

Who are its members?

The Administrator of the Forum maintains a list of members and their organisations.

Membership Fees

Please contact coo@rsmf.co.uk for further information about membership fees. These are payable annually. Payment methods include PayPal – please see below

How are potential members identified?

Existing members nominate potential members whom they consider will bring to the Forum additional, relevant skills and experience.

How often does the Forum meet?

Several times a year to discuss topics of mutual interest and to exchange ideas and information. However, additional meetings, to which non-members may be invited, are sometimes arranged to consider specific issues.

Why does the Forum exist?

To advance the effective management of risk as it relates to all areas of security in both the Public and Private Sectors.

What is the Chatham House Rule?

Participants of meetings held under the rule are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker, nor any other participant, may be revealed; nor may it be mentioned that the information was received at a meeting of the Forum.

Does the Forum have any strategic alliances?