Winners of 2024 New Zealand OSPAs revealed!

Apr 5, 2024News

The third New Zealand Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) event took place at Ellerslie Racecourse on Friday, 5 April 2024 as part of the ASIS New Zealand Certification dinner.

Luke Gough, the OSPAs regional advisor said “It was an honour to be in Auckland to host the awards to acknowledge the fantastic work that is taking place within the security industry.  The event is a genuine celebration, honouring the outstanding work taking place within the security industry, and all those that were nominated should feel a profound sense of pride in their accomplishments.”

New Zealand OSPA Award Winners 2024
Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director  
Isaac Taingahue – Optic Security Group

“I would like to acknowledge the other nominees on their efforts for being recognized.

I’m deeply grateful to our Clients for their humbling comments. Their ongoing support for myself and Optic Security is immensely valued.

The award of Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director  – is a direct reflection of the people I get to work with every day. Nga mihi to Optic Security, and the Wellington branch! Ka rawe ke. 

It is an honour and a privilege to receive such an award for my whanau and I. Thank you to the 2024 NZ OSPA’s for the award and the recognition. Its fantastic to celebrate wins in the industry.

And lastly, thank you to my wife and kids for being my constant inspiration and motivation. 

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari kē he toa takitini
This whakatauki (proverb) acknowledges team effort, that one’s success is due to the support and contribution of many”

Isaac Taingahue – Optic Security Group

Outstanding Security Team
Facility Security Officer Team – Beca

Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding)
FIRST Security

We are truly honoured to have won the award for Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding) for a third year in a row.

At FIRST Security our constant aim is to revolutionise the New Zealand security industry. Our focus lies in solving clients’ challenges by leveraging our people, systems and technology to deliver tailor made security solutions that meet their needs.

Each year, we have focussed our OSPA nomination on specific sectors and how we have worked closely with those sector clients to make a difference in how security is delivered to enable the protection of what is important to them.

Being recognised for our success, along with our clients’ success, has helped and will continue to help us to retain and win future business.

Tim Covic – Chief Executive Officer, FIRST Security

Outstanding Security Consultant
Lee Ashton – Optic Security Group

Outstanding Security Installer/Integrator
Rishu Sharma – Evotek Technologies

Outstanding Security Officer
Lositoa Moala – FIRST Security

Outstanding New Security Product
Controller 7000 (C7000) – Gallagher Security

Outstanding Female Security Professional
Jemima Briggs – FIRST Security

Outstanding Young Security Professional
Pascale Howell – Gallagher

Lifetime Achievement
Brian Switalla

Winners summaries can viewed here.

The OSPAs would like to thank all those who have helped make the New Zealand OSPAs event a success including: all the supporting associations and judges; sponsors: Edith Cowan University (trophies and certificates); Beca (drinks reception); Aotea Security, Avidity Recruitment Consultancy, Evotek Technologies, Watchful (award categories); and media partner New Zealand Security Magazine.

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