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 ultimate parent company TPT Group and holds non-executive director roles within the Group and independent director roles outside. He founded Advanced Security Group in 2002 with the business growing to be New Zealand's largest corporate and government sector, electronic security integrator. Mike holds qualifications in electrical trade, electrotechnology, an Advanced Dip.Business, Dip.Management, Dip.Integrated Risk Management and a Dip.Project Management. In 2017 he was one of two Global recipients of the Beta Gamma Sigma Medallion of Entrepreneurship (the first recipient to be awarded the honour outside of the USA) while in 2014 he was a finalist in the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for NZ. He was also recognised by Entrepreneur’s Organisation in 2011 with the ‘Mark A Mark’ award. Mike is a Board Member of several New Zealand Not For Profit organisations including being the Chairman of The Runway Foundation.
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.
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”.
Advanced Security announced as NZSA Security Integrator of the Year 2019
The New Zealand Security Association held its prestigious awards ceremony on Friday 23rd August 2019, which recognises excellence and outstanding service delivery provided by those who work within the security industry. Advanced Security was announced as the Security Integrator of the Year 2019 for New Zealand, this award recognising an individual or organisation who has embraced the role of integrators in bringing together security subsystems into a whole and ensuring those subsystems function together effectively. The award acknowledges the technical expertise, sound knowledge of security risk and needs assessments, and exemplary customer service.
The judges commented that they were impressed with Advanced Security’s significant investment into future innovation and the systems in place within the business.
Advanced Security also received recognition with an Award for Outstanding Staff Retention/Staff Development Programme, which celebrates an organisation that has implemented a staff retention programme that is embedded in the culture and operations of the organisation and provides clear differentiation over other providers.