Sydney, October 27, 2021 – The Australian Security Industry Association (ASIAL) has congratulated all the winners in the 2021 Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence, Outstanding Security Performance Awards and Australian Security Medals Awards which has drawn many interesting and deserving entrants, presenting the independent judging panel with difficult choices.

Commenting on the awards, ASIAL CEO Bryan de Caires said “The professionalism of the award recipients illustrates the outstanding contribution the security industry has provided in helping to keep our community safe during what has been a particularly challenging period.”

Recipients of the Outstanding Security Performance Awards are:

Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director

Michael Joyce – Certis

Outstanding Female Security Professional

Eliza Thorn – Intelligent Risks

Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director

Tony Keane – AFL

Last week, the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) were held in collaboration with the Australian Security Industry Association Awards (ASIAL) and the Australian Security Medals Awards.

I was humbled to be named the Outstanding In-house Security Director of 2021.

The awards illustrated the outstanding contribution the security industry has provided in helping to keep our community safe during what has been a particularly challenging period.

Congratulations to all other award winners and thank you to Professor Martin Gill and his team at the OSPAs for making the awards possible and to Caroline Perryman and the team at Securecy for sponsoring this award.

A big shout out to my key stakeholders that have assisted throughout this period to ensure the AFL competition survived and thrived throughout 2020/21.  These included, State and Federal LEA, Government intelligence agencies, health departments, AFL partner stadiums and contracted security firms/personnel (just to name a few).

Lastly, thanks to the AFL for entrusting me with the role of building and establishing our security capability right back in 2015; and allowing me to lead and drive that department since that time.

Tony Keane, Head of Integrity and Security, AFL

Outstanding Security Consultant

Joe Saunders – R2S

Outstanding Security Guarding Company

Wilson Security

Outstanding Security Partnership

MSS – Tennis Australia

Outstanding Security Team

Sydney Local Health District Security Team

Outstanding Security Training Initiative

Technical Advanced Training (TAT)

The full list of award recipients can be found at here