Special Interest Groups

The NZSA operates the following SIG’s

Special Interest Groups – SIG’s

The NZSA operates a number of SIG’s covering critical aspects of the security industry.

Each SIG consists of a group of volunteers from the membership and invited participants with an interest and expertise in particular areas of security and a commitment to advance the industry. The role of the SIG’s is to support the Association and its activities and maintain and improve growth and relevancy of the NZSA. The groups provide support to the key objectives of the association and deliver/support key activities that benefit the wider membership.

Function of SIG’s

The function of each SIG is to:

  • Improve the quality of products and services in the industry.
  • Provide input into the development of industry guidelines and NZ/Australian Standards and Codes of Practice.
  • Contribute to the codes of practice and documentation of the Association.
  • Assist in the preparation of submissions to regulatory bodies.
  • Support the broader security industry with expert advice.
  • Review training and professional development competencies as part of industry reviews.
  • Promote career pathway opportunities.
  • Provide a forum for members with aligned interest, keeping them up to date and facilitating communication on technical, standards, regulatory, safety and community safety issues.
  • Develop relationships and links to the New Zealand Police, wider industry and government.
  • Improve the flow of industry specific information to all members.

Guiding principles for how SIG’s operate
Each SIG member is guided by the following principles when exercising or performing duties by acting:

  • In good faith
    Acting in good faith means in all dealings conducting oneself honestly, openly and without being misleading. It is about maintaining good relationships and being respectful.
  • With collective responsibility
    Acting with collective responsibility means that all Members are bound by decisions of the SIG.
    The members acting collectively must ensure that the activities of the SIG are conducted:
    i) Efficiently and effectively and in a manner consistent with the spirit of service to the NZSA; and
    ii) In a financially responsible manner that maintains the financial viability of the organisation
  • With reasonable care, diligence and skill
  • With honesty and integrity
    SIG members have a duty to declare conflicts of interest relating to their benefits, and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that benefits the integrity of the decision-making process.
  • In an open and transparent manner and with a “no surprises” policy
  • With objectivity
  • With fiduciary responsibilities
    SIG members are in a position of trust. The position must not be abused, for example by using information gained from the entity for personal gain or for political reasons
  • With a commitment to excellence
    To model excellence as well as expect it from others.