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Management Team

Meet Armourguard's leadership team
Management Team

Shane O’Halloran

General Manager NZ

Shane has a background as a member of the CIB in the New Zealand Police for 13 years and a further 23 years of operational risk and security management experience.  An extensive part of Shane’s career has been working with customers in all industries to understand their security services requirements and, where required, personalise the security service delivery for that customer to mitigate their risks.

Customer focus and establishing strong long-term relationships based on trust and responsibility is a personal key ethic in Shane’s work life and one which is actively lead by him within Armourguard.

Shane is responsible for managing and overseeing our core operation services including Armourguard's Cash services, Manned Services, Welfare and Dispatch, Risk management and Business Development.

"People are the heart of Armourguard, managing their health and safety and the environment we participate in with best practice and cutting edge technologies is critical in our business. Ensuring this all comes together to manage our customers’ risks in their environments and exceeding their expectations is the challenge we enjoy at Armourguard.”

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Stuart Morgan

National Risk & Compliance Manager

Stuart  has an extensive investigative background having spent 18 years in the New Zealand Police, most of it in the CIB and a further 20 years in the security and risk management industry. Stuart recently started with Armourguard and currently manages our Risk, Compliance and  Health & Safety functions across our nationwide operations.

“Promoting a strict culture of compliance and maintaining a high standard of professionalism not only keeps our people safe but also ensures that we manage our customers risk. In todays exciting and challenging times we are focussed on meeting our customers needs both now and in the future”

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Ian Anderson

Business Support

A stalwart of the New Zealand security industry, Ian has been involved with Armourguard for over 15 years.  He has held senior leadership roles in the fire and security industry in New Zealand and overseas for 17 of those years.

Ian is responsible for managing and overseeing our business support functions including Human Resources and Legal.

“Evergreen International has a clear objective to be a long term business owner of businesses with strong brands and meaningful roles within their Societies. Armourguard will continue to offer solutions so its clients can focus on their core business. We will continue to grow and build on the strength of our people, our brand and passion for the industry.  For me it is an exciting and defining period, our future is bright.”

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Martyn Miller

I.T & T, Welfare & Dispatch Manager

Martyn has more than 20 years’ experience in the service industry and has particular expertise in IT & T and call center management across a range of industries. He is responsible for the development and implementation of Armourguard’s critical IT and communications systems, including being responsible for the people and processes involved in delivery of these services to our clients nationwide. He works with a number of our customers to develop customised IT and reporting systems and functional requirements that are fit for purpose according to their needs.

"Armourguard’s IT & T services are focused on providing a Secure, Strong, and Reliable environment, to allow our people to focus on what is important, ‘Our Customers’. Adding value to services, using smart technology, and integration with customers, ensuring we are responsive and transparent in our service delivery."

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Nick Thomson

Finance Manager

Nick has been with Armourguard for more than 15 years and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He is responsible for the overall financial management and financial direction of the company with an emphasis on growing the business and managing controls and compliance.

Nick has a vast experience in the security industry as well as a strong audit background prior to joining Armourguard.

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Denise Dabinette

National Cash Operations Manager

With a history in the Australian banking industry, Denise has been involved in cash operations for the past nine years in New Zealand.

Her expertise has been invaluable in the running of Cash Operations and Transport Logistics in Christchurch as a Cash Operations Manager and a Cash Branch Manager for both Armourguard and ACM.  

"Armourguard’s innovative and customer-centric culture attracted me back to Armourguard. Their ongoing innovations in customer delivery excellence are of particular interest to me, and I have appreciated the support that Armourguard gives to deliver the best outcomes to my customers."

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Ashley Burkhart

National Logistics Operations Manager

Ash joined Armourguard in August 2016 and comes with an extensive work history in Law enforcement and the Security Cash in Transit Industries. Since his short time being with Armourguard as National Logistics Operations Manager, Ash has taken charge of the transport and logistics division and prides himself on delivering exceptional service in very demanding and challenging industry.

“We are committed to maintaining the highest level of service as New Zealand’s leading CIT provider. We offer an efficient, reliable and innovate service throughout New Zealand”

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Tim Lawrence

Metropolitan Manager Manned Services

Tim has eleven year’s management experience in a variety of industries. In his eight years with Armourguard Tim has held operational management roles in Wellington and Christchurch, and has managed the Auckland Branch for the past 4 years. He now manages our manned services in New Zealand’s core metropolitan regions of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

"The key to excellent service delivery is building a strong team culture that strives to achieve our goals and our customer’s goals, and then exceeds them. We achieve this by hiring the right people for each role, communicating clear objectives and celebrating our milestones together."

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Marilyn Place

Northern Provincial Manned Services Manager

Marilyn has a wide and varied range of experience with 30 years having worked in the security industry, the last 20 of which with Armourguard. She has a specific skillset in retail security and loss prevention, and has managed Armourguards Hamilton and most recently Wellington branches. She is now responsible for the overall management of our Tauranga, Rotorua, Hamilton and Whangarei branches.

"The teams we create in our individual businesses are what make Armourguard great. We have so many amazing frontline people that go above and beyond every day to deliver exceptional service to our valued customers. Retaining the right people in our business is critical for our continued success."

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Steffan Dudley

Central Provincial Manned Services Manager

Steffan has in-depth knowledge and experience in the security industry having spent 30 years working in security, 20 of which with Armourguard. He commenced his career working in the electronic security business and since starting, has held a number of operational, management and board membership roles. Steffan is responsible for strategic overview of our central branches including Palmerston North, Hawkes Bay and New Plymouth.

"As a national service provider it is vital to ensure your organisation has the capability to provide a nationwide service to large national contracts, whilst also maintaining focussed customer service on a local basis to our smaller customers. I am proud to say that Armourguard by far achieves this."

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