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Canadian Security announces Emerging Leader Award winner for 2023

By Canadian Security Staff   

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Canadian Security is pleased to announce Chris Anquist as the recipient of the Emerging Leader Award for 2023.

Anquist is regional manager of consulting & investigations for Western Canada at GardaWorld, responsible for the oversight and delivery of services including surveillance, investigations, security consulting, executive protection and major projects.

He is a board-certified protection professional, and holds a master’s degree in global security from the University of Sheffield, as well as a certificate in Leadership & Applied Public Affairs. He has also completed coursework including Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), incident command systems, harmonized threat vulnerability risk assessment, violence threat risk assessment, traumatic event systems, public engagement and community mediation.

Prior to entering into the security industry, Anquist worked for a boutique auditing firm focused on helping to restructure non-profit organizations. He has also worked with several elected officials in Canada including a Member of Parliament, the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, and as a speech writer for the Mayor of the City of Surrey, B.C.

He currently serves as the ASIS International Chapter Chair for Saskatchewan and volunteers on several boards and committees. Anquist was previously acknowledged by Canadian Security with a Top 10 Under 40 award in 2022.

Anquist will receive his award at a Canadian Security Honours gala event on Oct. 17. You can read more about Chris Anquist in the fall issue of Canadian Security, available in October.

About Canadian Security Honours:

Canadian Security first launched its awards program honouring lifetime achievers, community leaders and emerging professionals in 2018 to help celebrate the magazine’s 40th anniversary. The program, known today as Canadian Security Honours, is an ongoing recognition program under the Canadian Security umbrella. Canadian Security will host an awards gala on Oct. 17 to acknowledge this year’s winners as well as the 2023 Security Director of the Year, our longest-running award program (17 years and counting), which recognizes senior security leaders across Canada. For more information on how you can attend CS Honours, please visit https://cshonours.canadiansecuritymag.com.


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