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 is pleased to announce that the Company has been recognised with three awards at the ceremony.
The business 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.
Nationwide Engineering Support Lead, Jan Kasprzyk, was recognised as the Design and Support Electronic Sector Professional of the Year, this recognising his outstanding contribution as an individual and team member.
Hayden George, General Manager of Advanced Security commented, “Having personally worked with Jan Kasprzyk over the last 20 years, it was brilliant to see the personal recognition he received in taking out this award. Jan is rightfully respected as one of our industry’s best and most capable engineers and has certainly had a significant influence over the technical development of our team over the years”.
Gary Morrison, CEO for the New Zealand Security Association, commented that “it was very pleasing to see the wide number of security providers represented within the 18 award categories and whilst the judging was extremely close, those selected as the category winners can justifiably claim being the best of the best.”
These awards are a great way to recognise excellence in the New Zealand Security Industry and Advanced Security was named as finalists in a further 6 categories.
Advanced Security parent company, TPT Group CEO Mike Marr said “It was great night at the New Zealand Security Association Awards and it is terrific to have so many nominees and finalists from Advanced Security. Well done and congratulations to our amazing team, thank you for who you are and all you bring to this great company. Great teams create great companies, and deliver outstanding customer outcomes. We have an amazing team right across the Group, in all 20 offices.”
Advanced Security congratulates the New Zealand Security Association for an outstanding event as well as the all of the wider industry nominees, finalists and winners.
The recognition from the New Zealand Security Association reinforces the significant investment and commitment Advanced Security and other Group entities are making into future technologies, therefore helping customers to position themselves for the future.
The way the business threads of the three core subsidiaries - Advanced Security, IT Engine and ASG Technologies - are cross-pollinated gives the TPT Group a unique product and service offering throughout New Zealand and, increasingly, in Australia. In addition, the Group has a cluster of Global technology alliance partners, including Microsoft and Panasonic, which complement the New Zealand based alliances with the likes of Gallagher and Spark.
The Group is able to deliver this mantra to its customers - and align the strategic alliances with major Global players - by the way the activities of the three main operating subsidiaries are integrated to produce innovative, forward-looking solutions for those customers.