STAFF + BOARD

STAFF

GARY MORRISON

CEO

Gary Morrison has spent most of his working career in the security industry.

A qualified accountant by trade, Gary joined Armourguard Security as a junior accountant and during his 20 plus years with the company progressed through a number of roles including Group Accountant, Company Secretary and Cash Services Manager before being appointed General Manager for New Zealand and Fiji. During this time Gary led the company through significant growth and was recognised on several occasions as one of the parent company (Tyco International) outstanding leaders.

On leaving Armourguard, Gary established Icon Security Group, which over a ten year period became New Zealand’s leading privately owned security operator and featured in the reality TV series, Noise Control.

Having sold Icon Security in 2013, Gary spent sometime providing specialised consulting services before accepting the position of CEO for the New Zealand Security Association. The association provides representation for the New Zealand security industry and it’s members provide some 80% plus of industry revenues and employees.

TACIA STRAWBRIDGE

Finance + Operations Manager

Tacia started with the NZSA in 2019 and prior to this had 15 years’ experience as a Commercial Manager in the construction industry. With expertise in finance, marketing, operations and administration, Tacia is in a great position to manage all the requirements of the business.

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GRAY PATERSON

Independent Chairperson

Gray has held numerous roles including Managing Director, CEO, Trustee and is current Chairperson for a number of entities. For seven years he held the CEO role for the Apprenticeship Training Trust which employs and manages apprentices for small trade businesses in the electrical and plumbing, gasfitting, and drainlaying industries throughout New Zealand.

Gray is practical and solution orientated. He has been described as a hands-on honest leader who creates a positive culture, has strong financial acumen and personal and business integrity. His roles are now focused on giving back to industry, business and the community. Gray continues to be involved at board level across a number of organisations including not for profit as well as consulting and advising businesses and other projects.Gray has held numerous roles including Managing Director, CEO, Trustee and is current Chairperson for a number of entities. For seven years he held the CEO role for the Apprenticeship Training Trust which employs and manages apprentices for small trade businesses in the electrical and plumbing, gasfitting, and drainlaying industries throughout New Zealand.

Gray is practical and solution orientated. He has been described as a hands-on honest leader who creates a positive culture, has strong financial acumen and personal and business integrity. His roles are now focused on giving back to industry, business and the community. Gray continues to be involved at board level across a number of organisations including not for profit as well as consulting and advising businesses and other projects.

BRETT WILSON

Deputy Chairperson

Brett has been involved in the security industry for around 25 years working for both Owens Security and Armourguard before starting Watchdog Security 14 years ago. He is passionate about the security industry and the challenges it brings. His vision is for an industry that delivers a consistent high quality product to its customers and a desirable career path with good pay to those who work in it. Having been seconded onto the NZSA for a 12 month term in 2016 he is standing again to continue contributing and to continue with the progress that the NZSA has made in the last 12 months as an effective and progressive industry body.

ANDY GOLLINGS

Andy was appointed to the role of Operations Manager in 2002 and has grown with the company seeing Red Badge flourish from an event specialist into a truly national company providing a wide range of high-quality manpower services. A qualified trainer, Andy is passionate about training and staff development. Following the 15th March 2019 attacks in Christchurch Andy led the Red Badge Group response as New Zealand scrambled to understand how to manage Crowded Spaces in this environment. Andy has also been active in the development of industry training and chairs the NZSA, Special Interest Group for Training and Development.

Brad Small

I’m passionate about security the industry. I think it has got so much to offer to New Zealander’s in terms of career opportunities but it’s not even thought of as a career. I’ve experienced exactly this myself, knowing nothing of the industry before joining and since
having incredible opportunities for growth and stimulation.  I am also interested in gaining experience on a formal board. High school was the last time I was on a committee of any sort
(15 years ago).

GREG KITTO

Greg has worked as a security consultant since 1989. Greg has been employed in various roles by Pedersen Read since 1984 and in his present role as Senior Electrical Engineer since 1999. Greg has significant experience within both the Electrical and Security industries and can offer unique insights and experiences from both semi-related industries.

Jonathan Howe

 

Jonathan has held senior positions within the security sector within government and the private sector in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. In New Zealand he has held senior roles including, Chief Security Officer for New Zealand Parliament and Director of National Security Operations for the Ministry of Justice in NZ. Jonathan currently works as the Business Director for Beca Security and Risk. Jonathan has a long history in designing security solutions, conducting security investigations, negotiation, threat, and risk assessment and how to mitigate security risks through proportionate, effective protective security solutions. He prides himself in demystifying security and intelligence for clients as he works in partnership with them to shape pragmatic solutions to their problems. In recent years Jonathan has been a member of the Institute of Directors.

LANCE RIESTERER

Lance has a background in finance and banking and is equally comfortable in the Boardroom or on the shop floor. He has led teams of up to 450 in 17 different locations and been responsible for all facets of a business. His involvement in security stems from 10 years in vocational training with The Skills Organisation where he was part of the senior leadership team. Lance holds a Master of Business Administration from Southern Cross University.

MATT STEVENSON

Matt Stevenson has worked in the security industry for over twenty years. Starting out in 1995 as a salesperson in Christchurch, he then established his own security firm which he sold in 2006 in order to join his father in building HSM Group Holdings Limited. HSM (High Security Management) was established in 1997 and delivers a broad range of security services including sales, installation, monitoring (including a Grade A1 monitoring station), risk management and guarding to both residential and commercial clients locally and across New Zealand.

Following his father’s retirement, Matt is now the CEO, and sole director/shareholder of HSM, leading a senior team of five managers that are driving the growth and expansion of HSM from new purpose built premises in Hastings. Matt has been instrumental in developing the company into one of the top security providers that it is today with over 70 staff, with an outstanding reputation in the market place. Matt brings energy to the business, with a key focus on ensuring an outstanding customer experience.

NICKY JONES

Nicky brings a breadth of experience from working across a variety of industries including hospitality, financial services, education, and professional services as well as central and local government.  Currently, as a consultant, she supports organisations to reach their potential with a focus on strategy, people and performance. She is passionate about driving productivity and wellbeing outcomes for organisations and individuals. This involves challenging the status quo, to finding new and better ways of delivering value.  She enjoys building genuine relationships with people to enable them to be at their best.

SHANE O’HALLORAN

Ex CIB in the NZ Police for 13 years and a further 23 years of operational risk and security management experience in the NZ security industry. An extensive part of Shane’s career has been constructing multi facet security solutions within all NZ industries, forming relationships with other security suppliers and providing best practise to the NZ market.

Strong long-term relationships based on trust and responsibility is a personal key ethic of Shane and one which he actively leads.

Shane has been part of the Senior Management Team at Armourguard since 2003.

Shane has been leading Armourguard Security as Chief Operating Officer since 2016.

TERESA SEUX

Teresa is the General Manager Human Resources for the Advanced Group, including Advanced Security. She has significant senior executive experience in human resources management across a diverse range of service industries. These roles include establishing the human resources function as for publicly listed NZX top 50 Arvida Group as General Manager Human Resources for 6 years. Teresa has also led HR within as a number of top tier professional services firms, as well as local government and hospitality. She is a generalist practitioner with depth and breadth of experience across the full range of human resources specialties including organisational development, employment relations and health & safety. A Chartered Member of HRNZ, Teresa is a past President of the Auckland Branch. Teresa is passionate about the power of good people management to unleash the potential within the business, for the benefit of the business as well as those working there.