NZSA announces new Life Member – Doug McCormick

NZSA Life Member – Doug McCormick

The NZSA is thrilled to announce that the motion put forward by the NZSA Board nominating Doug McCormick as a Life Member was unanimously supported and approved by attendees at yesterday’s AGM.

Doug was appointed to the NZSA Board in 2012, representing his employer Gallagher. In 2015 he was elected Chairperson for the NZSA and was instrumental in working with newly appointed CEO, Gary Morrison, in implementing a wide ranging strategic plan focused on lifting performance across the organisation and addressing governance and operational concerns. Initiatives implemented included improved member communications, introducing additional member benefit programmes, the divestment of the NZSA Training Division and downsizing of the corporate office and staff resources.

When Doug stood down from the Chairperson role in 2018, the Association had recorded three years of substantial growth in membership and was in a position of financial stability.

In addition to his role on the NZSA Board and as Chairperson, Doug has been instrumental in the development and implementation of a number of Australia and New Zealand Standards covering electronic security related services. As one of a small group of subject matter experts, Doug has always sought to ensure the Standards are reflective of industry best practice whilst balancing the need to be representative of the New Zealand industry needs and requirements.

The work on Standards is a critical but undervalued requirement for a well-functioning security industry. It requires an exceptionally high degree of technical knowledge and incredible patience and resilience to ensure that the standards are correct from both a technical and operational perspective.

Despite retiring from his role with Gallagher several years ago, Doug has continued to volunteer his time representing the NZSA on both the Australia New Zealand Standard for Monitoring Centres and the Fire Protection Association Guideline for Integrated Building Services.

Congratulations to Doug for his well-deserved recognition as an NZSA Life Member.

The NZSA team.