Mark Hargraves was a founding member and chairman of the Asia Crisis and Security Group (ACSG). Mark was a doyen of the security industry, known for his professionalism, kind heart, good humour and levelheadedness. As a security professional, Mark was often considered the gold standard in the work that he did.
Mark began his career with the Royal Hong Kong Police, followed by a successful career in corporate security at Pinkerton Asia Ltd., Sun Microsystems, Fidelity, HSBC, Citi and latterly, the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
To anyone who met Mark, it was immediately evident that his work and the ACSG was a deeply held passion. Mark was an active champion for diversity and inclusion within the security industry and oversaw the rollout of several ACSG initiatives, including the New Professionals in Corporate Security Programme and the ACSG Mentoring Programme.
Tragically, Mark passed away on 10 December, 2019. The ACSG remains committed to the values Mark espoused and is dedicated to delivering on the programmes envisioned under Mark’s leadership.