Australian OSPA winners recognised for their achievements at the Australian Security Awards

Oct 17, 2019News

We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Australian Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs). The prestigious Australian award presentation took place at the Park Hyatt Melbourne with the Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence and the 2019 Australian Security Medals.

OSPA winners were selected by an esteemed panel of industry figures who judged entries using the same criteria which is applied across the world.  Each winner demonstrated that they have performed at an exceptional level and has shown their commitment and outstanding performance within the security sector.

Professor Martin Gill, founder of the OSPAs, said:

“Congratulations to all the finalists tonight, and especially to all the winners. They have set examples of performance that reflect well on the security sector. Around the world the OSPAs are showing that security, when done well, is a key component of a top performing organisation and to a safer society. Tonight has shown that this is definitely true of Australia.”

The OSPA winners are:

Outstanding Guarding Company – sponsored by GuardHouse

MCS Security Group Pty Ltd

Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director – sponsored by Wilson Security

Spencer Wakelam – Aurizon Holdings Limited

Outstanding Security Consultant – sponsored by Gallagher

Intelligent Risks Pty Ltd

Outstanding Female Security Professional

Tracey Sorensen – Fredon Security

“Not only do I feel very proud of this  achievement, it has made me more determined to keep mentoring the younger staff members I work with, not only the up and coming female staff, but all staff that show the potential and or enthusiasm of wanting to learn and do the best they can in our wonderful industry.”

Outstanding Security Partnership

Profit Protection Future Forum AUS/NZ (PPFF)

Outstanding Security Team

International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney


Sydney Opera House

Outstanding Security Training Initiative

Security/Taxi Training by Technical Advanced Training – TAT Pty Ltd

“It was exciting and an honour to be a finalist. Being selected a winner of this award made me feel proud of my team on the initiative we had developed for our students. I felt overwhelmed and happy when receiving the OSPA Award. Having a successful Registered Training Organisation doesn’t happen overnight. It takes years of sacrifice and hard work to be where we are today. Being recognised for our efforts is an honour, and has motivated TAT to set higher goals in delivering security training to students and maintaining operational standards within our business.  We will continue to invest in professional delivery to ensure the standards within the security industry is always recognised.”AYDIN TATProgram Director

Thank you to our Lead Dinner Sponsor, Business Skills Viability; all category sponsors; Entertainment Sponsor Access Group Solutions; and thank you to Edith Cowan University for sponsoring the trophies.

We would also like to thank the supporting associations and judges for their efforts in supporting this initiative, and especially ASIAL for organising the event.

Photos from the event will be available on the OSPAs Flickr.

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