Finalists of the 2023 New Zealand Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) announced!

Mar 7, 2023News

The scores are in, judging is complete, and we are delighted to announce the finalists of the 2023 New Zealand OSPAs.

Commenting on the awards founder of the OSPAs, Professor Martin Gill said: “This year we have seen a rise in the number and quality of entries received.  The OSPAs were introduced in New Zealand for this first-time last year, and it is humbling to see how the security sector has embraced these independent awards to recognise professionalism and excellence, and I am very much looking forward to celebrating with all the finalists in Auckland on the 14 April 2023.”

The 2023 finalists are:

Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director
Nathan Cray – Global Security Solutions
Su Kaur – FIRST Security
Dion Neill – The Neill Group (TNG)
Allan Wharerau – P4G Security

Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding)
FIRST Security
Global Security Solutions
Red Badge Group

Outstanding Security Consultant
Lee Ashton – Optic Security Group
Beca Applied Technologies Security and Risk Consultancy Team
Dion Neill – The Neill Group (TNG)
P4G Events Security Consultants Team

Outstanding New Security Product
SentinX – Crosbies Security
Responda – FIRST Security
Command Centre Web – Gallagher

Outstanding Security Partnership
IAG, Repairhub and Aotea Security
P4G Security and Parnell Business Association
Red Badge Group and Workforce

Outstanding Security Officer
Rudi Botha – Tataki Auckland Unlimited
Tua Iro – P4G Security
Simon Jamieson – Millennium Services Group NZ
Vea Tetevano – FIRST Security

Outstanding Female Security Professional
Anna Barragan – Global Security Solutions
Ruby Mohuanga – Optic Security Group
Casma Moore – Red Badge Group
Natasha Pennell – FIRST Security
Joanne Ryan-Hotere – Millennium Services Group NZ

Outstanding Young Security Professional
Miranda Cannon – Red Badge Security
Tipene Henare – Optic Security Group
Siva Kalolo – FIRST Security
Matt Maclean – P4G Security

Lifetime Achievement
To be announced on the day

The New Zealand OSPAs will be presented on the evening of Friday 14 April at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland and will form part of the ASIS NZ certification dinner.

The special celebratory dinner is open to everyone from across the industry and you can book your tickets here.

The event organisers would like to thank all the supporting associations and judges; sponsors: TEAM Software (headline sponsor); Edith Cowan University (trophies and certificates); Beca (networking reception); Guardhouse and Optic Security (award categories).

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