Professional Speaker, Conference Facilitator and Writer
Jenny Reid, the driving force behind iFacts, is a woman who makes things happen in the security environment. Where others see challenges, she envisions solutions. She has become an outspoken advocate of change, integrity and innovation. Her solid experience gets her respect, while her fearless attitude is admired by her peers, the media—and her clients.
Jenny is a sought-after speaker and conference facilitator, both in South Africa and abroad, where her experience, insights and sharp analysis of the sector is valued by organisers and audiences alike. Her fearless attitude and tireless energy have made her stand out in the industry; and she has become an inspiration to other women in the security industry.
She started her career in the security industry in 1995 when she joined Griffiths and Associates. She soon moved up the ranks to operations manager and later managing director, changing the name to Griffiths Reid. Since then, Jenny has proven herself as trailblazer—bringing insight, intelligence and innovation to every task she tackles.
She started the evolvement of the security sector from the inside, leading with courage. Her integrity and talent was recognised when she became the first woman president of the Security Association of South Africa (SASA) in 40 years.
Early on in her career, Jenny developed a passion for employee screening. When she bought the iFacts brand in 2009, she saw an opportunity to help her clients remove risks and develop progressive solutions to employee screening.
From this, Jenny took her idea a step further and developed a holistic employee enhancement programme, aimed at helping business owners create an honest, loyal, productive and happy workforce.
Outside business, Jenny has developed a passion for walking in support of children’s charities. Along with a friend, she has climbed Kilimanjaro, the Great Wall of China, and many others, to raise funds for these organisations. Jenny lives in Johannesburg with her husband, Neil. She has two sons, Brad and Craig.