The 2016 Australian Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs)

The 2017 OSPAs have now opened nominations and booking for the event. Please click the link to the Website to enter and book your place at the 2017 Australian OSPAs.

Location: Westin Hotel, Martin Place, Sydney

Date:  20th of October 2016

Time: 6.30pm

The winners were selected by a jury of Australian security experts appointed by the OSPAs and are inducted into the OSPAs’ ‘Security Hall of Fame’. They are:


 Outstanding In-house Security Team

The Star Casino Asset Protection Team

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The Star Asset Protection Team is well trained, engaged, results driven and successful. It is also a team that continues to work hard to be an industry leader. The asset protection team builds relationships with key stake holders and support the vision of being Australia’s leading entertainment destination.

Finalist:  Adelaide Convention Centre – Security Department

Outstanding Female Security Professional

Hailey Page, of Chubb Fire & Security

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Hailey joined Chubb in 2003 and has shown outstanding dedication to the company and has worked tirelessly to develop her career in the security industry over the past thirteen years. Hailey has led the way within Chubb by undertaking what is a traditionally male dominated role and has proven she is more than capable of matching it with her counterparts. She actively encourages other women to undertake project management role and complete formal qualifications.

Finalist: Sharon Wagg, Southern Cross Protection 

Outstanding Security Consultant

Roger Pearce, Sydney Building Technology Brokers

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The University of Queensland nominated Roger for his work in design and project upgrade of their control centre. With over 30 years’ experience in leading edge technology Roger was able to bring the project in under budget and produce annual cost saving for the university. Roger Pearce is probably the most experienced access control specialist in the Australian security industry, having been in the field since its inception, he has extensive experience working across a broad spectrum of security situations and his well rounded, expert knowledge is well-recognised across the industry.

Finalist:  Ben Beville, Southern Cross Protection

Outstanding Security Partnership

Wilson Security in partnership with Department of Defence

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The Department of Defence contracted Wilson Security to provide security services that pro-actively contribute to the Department of Defence’s security integrity. As part of this partnership, Wilson Security supplies security services at 181 sites across all states except Queensland. providing strategic security solutions to protect information, infrastructure and facilities.

Finalist: SNP Security and Sydney Airport – One Aviation Team

Outstanding Training Initiative

Tactical Training Australia

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Tactical Training is a highly respected local South Australian training provider with a proven track record for inspirational training linked with employment success.

Finalist: MSS Security. 

Outstanding Risk Management Solution

Wilson Security

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Wilson Security’s service to the National Australia Bank encompasses security guarding, national mobile patrols, alarm response. Additionally they provide security support services such as project management and risk consultancy. This holistic view of the business and performance improvement demonstrates the value that true strategic partnerships can deliver. The benefit of the initiatives implemented by Wilson Security have not only been focused on cost savings for NAB but increased efficiency through streamlined business processes and the achievement of synergies through leveraging existing capability into new areas.

Finalist: Western Advance

2016 Category Sponsors

Outstanding Security Consultant



Outstanding Female Security Professional



Outstanding Risk Management Solution


Many thanks to all of our participants, our organising partner ASIAL, our supporting associations; ASIS Australia, the AISA and the SPA, our sponsors; Streamcorp armoured, Gallagher and ACU without all of whom this event would not have been possible, as well as Edith Cowen University who not only sponsors our trophies here but around the globe.

2016 Judging Panel 

  • John Adams, Editor, Security Electronics Magazine
  • Chris Beatson, Director, NSW Police Force – PoliceLink Command
  • Vlado Damjanovski, CCTV Specialist, ViDi Labs Pty Ltd
  • Mark Edmonds, Manager, Security Capability, Sydney Trains
  • Sean Giddings, Director of Security Operations, Australian Parliament House
  • Damian McMeekin, Head of Group Security, ANZ Bank
  • Scott Taylor, Chief Operating Officer, Risk Protection Group

                                              John Adams

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Editor, Security Electronics Magazine

SEN’s editor John Adams has been covering the security industry since 1991, first as editor of Security Australia Magazine, then as editor of Security Electronics & Networks Magazine, first published in 1998. John provides an holistic and historical sense of electronic security technology, as well as considerable exposure in Australia and overseas.

 Chris Beatson

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Chris’s Command employs approximately 400 personnel, operates 24/7, 356 days of the year, and receives over 32,000 contacts per week. In 2014 Chris was awarded the prestigious International Crime Stoppers ‘2014 Civilian of the Year Award’ in Cape Town South Africa.

                  Vlado Damjanovski 

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CCTV Specialist, ViDi Labs Pty Ltd

Vlado Damjanovski is an author, inventor, lecturer and closed circuit television (CCTV) expert based in Sydney, who is well known within the Australian and international CCTV industry. Through his company ViDi Labs he provides consultancy, design & project management, system-commission, product testing, desk-top publishing and training.

         Mark Edmonds

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Manager, Security Capability, Sydney Trains

Mark Edmonds has been with Sydney Trains for almost ten years, having previously been the Security Risk Manager for Qantas Airways. He is currently responsible for improving security outcomes in Sydney’s rail network though the use of technology and business processes.

       Sean Giddings

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Director of Security Operations, Australian Parliament House.



              Damian McMeekin

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Head of Group Security, ANZ Bank

Damian joined ANZ in 2005 after working previously in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade. He is on the Boards of the International Banking Security Association, International Security Management Association, the not-for-profits iDcare and Australian Security Medals Foundation.


Scott Taylor

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Scott Taylor has over 22 years experience in the security services industry is a variety of Senior Executive positions and is the current ASIS NSW Chapter Chairman. He serves on the NSW Police SLED Advisory Council, is Board Certified in Security Management as a Certified Protection Professional and lectures both domestically and abroad on a wide range of security related topics.