Advanced Security's parent company TPT Group Holdings is governed by four directors all based locally in New Zealand.

The Group is committed to sound corporate governance that will ensure the company operates as efficiently as possible while providing the appropriate level of accountability and transparency. The Board guides strategic direction and context and focuses on issues critical for the businesses successful execution.

The Board delegates management of the day-to-day affairs of the company to the Executive Team under the leadership of the Group Chief Executive Officer to deliver the strategic direction and goals determined by the Board.

Mike Marr - TPT Group CEO & Non-Executive Director

Mike is the founder and owner of TPT Group, he holds group director roles as well as a number of governance roles outside the group.  Originally an electrician, he holds electrical trade certificate, electro-technology, Advanced Diplomas in Business, Management, Integrated Risk Management and Project Management.

In 2020 he was recognised with a prestigious Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award, 2017 he was one of two global recipients of the Beta Gamma Sigma Medallion of Entrepreneurship, while in 2014 he was a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for New Zealand.

Mike is a Board Member of several New Zealand Not for Profit organisations including being the Chair of The Runway Foundation.  He is a member of the AUT University Business School Advisory Board and an Independent Director of Waipa Networks, an electricity lines company.

​He is a Pukekohe High School old boy and he and his wife Terese are deeply supportive of many community initiatives.

Graeme Hansen - Group Independent Chair

Graeme was the Managing Director of Barclays Private Banking globally and also held CEO roles for Barclays in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, spanning 13 years.  He has been CEO of both the New Zealand Racing Board and Public Trust in New Zealand.  In addition to TPT Group company roles, he also chairs other private entrepreneurial firms. His previous governance roles include independent directorships for The Warehouse Group Financial Services, PGGW Finance, the NZ Spinal Trust and Toronto East General Hospital.

Brendan Wood - Group Independent Director

Brendan is a highly regarded New Zealand commercial lawyer residing in Auckland with Daniel Overton & Goulding. Brendan specialises in acquisitions, commerical law and commericial property. He also holds various Independent Trustee roles as well as Independent Director roles. One of his current roles includes being a Independent Director of listed company Just Water International.

Ken Davis - Group Independent Director

Ken is a successful New Zealand entrepreneur having founded and grown CodeBlue, an IT services business, into a nationwide organisation.  Ken is also owns businesses internationally which are associated with software development, artificial intelligence and machine learning.  Previous to CodeBlue, Ken was the General Manager of Toshiba Corporation.

Latest awards

Advanced Security announced as the Gallagher Top Channel Partner for NZ 2019

Advanced Security has been announced as the 2019 Gallagher Top Channel Partner for New Zealand.  This is a significant achievement and the 5th time the business has been named as the overall top Channel Partner.

Avanced Security is truly proud of this recognition and it recognises the position the business has in the New Zealand market.

In acknowledging Advanced Security’s performance, Justin Miller, Sales Manager NZ & Pacific Islands said “Capping off stellar growth of the Gallagher NZ Security business we are delighted to announce Advanced Security was the Top Performing Gallagher Channel Partner for FY19. Well done to the Advanced Security team”.

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Latest news

Advanced Security acquires additional South Island security integrator

Advanced Security Group ( continues its grow both organically and through acquisitions, the business announcing it has acquired South Island electronic security integrator, V.I.P Security.

This latest acquisition takes total offices in New Zealand to 16 and affirms Advanced Security as the leading corporate and government electronic security integrator across New Zealand.

The acquisition grows the current Advanced Security business in the South Island, with a great team from V.I.P integrating into the existing Advanced Security office in Christchurch, the V.I.P office in Blenheim being rebranded to Advanced Security. With a strong presence in the North Island, this acquisition allows Advanced Security to further grow its operations, increasing South Island offices to four.

Advanced Security parent company, TPT Group CEO Mike Marr, has said, “This acquisition further invests in our future, this will make our business stronger, increasing our market capability, providing enhanced service to customers, as well as opportunities for our people.”

Advanced Security is one of New Zealand’s largest, dedicated corporate and industrial electronic security providers, with many high-profile corporate and government clients. The V.I.P Security was born out of the Siemens withdrawal from the electronic security market in New Zealand in 2002, as was Advanced Security, and Systems.Com. Advanced Security acquired Systems.Com in 2010 so the latest acquisition of V.I.P Security brings the original Siemens business back together.

David Proud owner of VIP Security has commented “VIP Security are excited to announce we have joined Advanced Security Group. Our amazing team, coupled with Advanced Security’s culture, processes, ISO accreditation and commercial strength, will allow us to deliver more outstanding solutions and grow the region to new heights that VIP has always aspired to”.

Hayden George, Advanced Security General Manager, added “Advanced Security is extremely excited to integrate the team from V.I.P Security in both Blenheim and Christchurch. This adds to our capability at the top of the South Island to complement our Nelson branch, but also provides immense capacity to our Christchurch team. The staff at V.I.P Security are first class with some great skill sets, a wonderful passion for quality client outcomes, and a creative flair to be innovators and think outside the box. In this regard, we have strong alignment and look forward to enhancing our touch points with our clients across the South Island.”

For parent company TPT Group, this is the 11th acquisition in electronic security and information technology sectors, with more to come. These acquisitions have helped strengthen the geographic spread and diversity of the Group.

Advanced Security is consistently recognised in industry awards, with nine individual and two company finalists in the New Zealand Security Association Awards in 2020, the awards announcements taking place on the 7th August. These awards recognise excellence in the New Zealand Security industry, and the business is immensely proud of its people. Advanced Security was announced as the Security Integrator of the Year in 2019 and has a list of industry and business accolades that it has attained over the years it has been operating.

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