David Proud

David began his security engineering career in 1987 with Harding Signals and then started VIP Security as a one-man band in 1997. VIP Security was acquired by Advanced Security in 2020. David is now studying full-time towards an MBA at Canterbury University.

David offers to the board a person well versed in most aspects of electronic security, company management and strategy. David is committed to continuously raising the standards and quality within the industry.

David has previously served on the NZSA board from 2004 to 2009 and rejoined the board in 2013. David has held many committee roles on the NZSA board during the fifteen years, including complaints, finance, HR as well as the deputy chairperson from 2016 to 2020 when he stepped aside with the appointment of the independent chair.