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Our Executive Team

MSS Security is headed by executive management and specialist support that is responsible for ensuring full visibility and consistent service across Australia. However, each state and specialist division is headed by a General Manager who has full service accountability and management of their area’s performance, allowing them to provide efficient responses or make decisions on any issue affecting their business.

Mike McKinnon

Chief Executive Officer & Vice Chairman SIS International Business

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Don Burnett

Chief Financial Officer & Board Director

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Geoff Alcock

Chief Operating Officer & Board Director

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Nick Samios

Executive General Manager - QLD, Strategic Medical & Rescue & Board Director

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Matthew Burleigh

National General Manager - Aviation Services

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Jamie Adams

General Manager - VIC/TAS

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David Cheatham

General Manager - ACT

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Paul Price

General Manager - WA

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Greig Francis

General Manager - Client Services

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Janine Hill

General Manager -Business Development

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Margaret Stinson

General Manager - People & Culture

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Kevin McDonald

General Manager - Business Improvement

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Michael Matthews

General Manager - Defence

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Penny Sena

General Counsel

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Matthew Farlow

General Manager NSW

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Mike McKinnon

Chief Executive Officer & Vice Chairman SIS International Business

Mike has been involved in the security industry for more than 20 years and was on the board of ASIAL (Australian Security Industry Association Ltd) from 2010 to 2017.

Before joining MSS Security, Mike was the General Manager, Contracted Security Services Unit at Qantas. As a major user of security services, this role gave Mike an in-depth understanding of the security function from a client’s perspective.

Additionally, he has a wealth of knowledge and experience in security electronic wholesaling, safe manufacturing and distribution, alarm monitoring and electronic solutions. This experience gives Mike an unparalleled insight into all aspects of the security industry.

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Don Burnett

Chief Financial Officer & Board Director

Don is a Chartered Accountant in Australia and a Certified Public Accountant in the USA. He is responsible for the financial and commercial function at MSS Security, ensuring the company’s long-term financial stability and ability to continue providing our clients with best practice service.

He began his career at Price Waterhouse and has held senior positions at Henry Walker Eltin and Greater Union Cinemas.

Don has a Master of Business Administration from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

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Geoff Alcock

Chief Operating Officer & Board Director

Geoff’s proven leadership places particular focus on customer service, innovation and risk mitigation.

A committed, collaborative approach and passion for his clients allows Geoff to lead by example and foster a culture of service excellence. This dedication engenders high rates of client satisfaction and staff retention.

He leads and supports an experienced management team and more than 1,000 security personnel, and has previously held senior positions with Wesfarmers (formerly Howard Smith), Linfox (formerly Mayne Nickless) and Brambles.

Geoff has a Diploma in Logistics, and a Diploma in Security and Risk Management.

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Nick Samios

Executive General Manager - QLD, Strategic Medical & Rescue & Board Director

Nick has 15 years’ experience in the security industry, and previous experience with the Queensland Police Service and the Australian Federal Police.

He has a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of critical infrastructure and high-profile sites, effectively mitigating risk through in-depth assessments and critical response.

Nick has a Diploma of Government (Security) and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.

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Matthew Burleigh

National General Manager - Aviation Services

Matthew manages our Aviation Division and has more than 15 years’ experience in security and facilities management. He was previously MSS Security’s General Manager SA/NT for eight years.

He has a strong focus on managing client expectations and delivering high-quality outcomes through team leadership and strategic contact.

Matthew has participated in extensive training in risk management, equal employment opportunity and hazard management.

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Jamie Adams

General Manager - VIC/TAS

Jamie took responsibility for MSS Security’s Victoria and Tasmania teams in July 2017, following 12 months in the equivalent position in South Australia and Northern Territory.

He has an extensive understanding of the business, having performed in a number of roles since joining MSS Security as our State Manager Northern Territory in 2004, after 15 years in retail management and the financial services sectors. In 2010 he moved to NSW to become State Manager Operational Performance, before relocating to Queensland in 2012.

By drawing on his experience and management exposure within MSS Security nationally, Jamie reinvigorated the south-east Queensland security guarding business and fostered significant relationships in the health, tertiary education and defence industries. He achieved this by focusing on operational and service delivery excellence, and empowering employees.

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David Cheatham

General Manager - ACT

David has 11 years’ experience in the security industry, and more than 20 years’ with the NSW Police Force.

At MSS Security David manages high-profile government contracts using his extensive knowledge of federal government and critical infrastructure security requirements.

He has assessed, analysed and written more than 500 high-risk site assessments, and compiled a 125-page training manual about the lawful, appropriate and correct use of firearms.

David has diplomas in Security and Risk Management, Training and Assessing, and Business Management.

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Paul Price

General Manager - WA

Paul has more than 18 years’ management experience in the security, cleaning and transport industries. From this has come a proven leadership ability and a high customer service ethic.

Having previously worked for MSS Security, when we were Chubb Protective Services, from 1995 to 2004, Paul understands the industry’s needs and is a well-qualified member of our business.

Before returning to MSS Security, Paul held senior leadership roles with Murray Logistics and the Spotless Group of companies.

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Greig Francis

General Manager - Client Services

Greig is responsible for service delivery excellence and continuous improvement for our valued clients nationally, in collaboration with our Executive General Managers and State General Managers.

A passion for customer engagement means Greig provides our clients with high levels of personal attention and responsiveness.

He has more than 10 years’ experience in the security industry, and has previously been responsible for managing commercial operations for organisations in Australia, New Zealand, Asia-Pacific and North America.

Greig has a Diploma in Marketing, an Associate Diploma in Accounting, and a Diploma in Security and Risk Management.

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Janine Hill

General Manager -Business Development

Janine has more than 15 years’ experience in the security industry. Having worked in Western Australia and Victoria, for a local family business and two large corporations, in both operational delivery and client management, she has a wealth of company, client and employee knowledge.

Janine has been with MSS Security since 2012 and her current focus is new business growth. She achieves this by identifying clients seeking a genuine security partner to support their long-term business objectives, while delivering service excellence and improved performance. Janine is an ambassador for MSS Security’s Workplace Giving Program, as well as being the Victorian state convener for ASIAL.

Janine holds a Bachelor of Arts, and a Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management.

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Margaret Stinson

General Manager - People & Culture

Margaret has been with MSS Security since 2008. Before taking over leadership of the People and Culture Team she was the HR/IR Manager for Queensland and National Training Manager.

She is experienced in a wide variety of human resources functions, particularly as they relate to organisations with large workforces. These range from day-to-day problem solving, through to the review and transformation of company processes, the design of training programs, and matters relating to industrial relations, including but not limited to the negotiation of Enterprise Agreements and the representation of matters before a variety of jurisdictions.

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Kevin McDonald

General Manager - Business Improvement

Before joining MSS Security Kevin worked in senior leadership and business improvement roles for security companies including ADT and Signature Security.

He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organisation and is responsible for managing and facilitating all national projects and initiatives to ensure the highest quality outcomes for clients using the most cost-effective means.

His role provides the necessary support to ensure the development of company initiatives and continuous improvement opportunities.

Kevin is the President of ASIAL and a long-term Director.

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Michael Matthews

General Manager - Defence

Since commencing with MSS Security in 2014, Michael has demonstrated his strong operational knowledge across a number of sites which has led to an extensive understanding of the business.

With a Diploma in Security Risk Management and Certificate III in Security Operations, Michael’s work experience includes overseeing 400+ staff and has covered positions across aviation, cleaning and security sectors.

Michael was appointed General Manager – Defence in 2018, previously his role was Operations Manager – Defence.

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Penny Sena

General Counsel

Penny oversees the legal function of MSS Security and its related Australian entities.

With more than 22 years of legal practice under her belt, she has exposure across a range of service and customer-oriented industries including retail, FMCG, fitness and ICT. Her security experience commenced in the late 1990s when she worked on a project setting up a security franchise on behalf of a large direct selling corporation. She joined MSS Security on a temporary basis from 2012 to 2013 and returned permanently in early 2017 as General Counsel. Penny has also worked for a top 5 legal firm, a government regulator and a number of companies – both private and public – sitting on the leadership teams of four of these.

A results-oriented, pragmatic and commercially focused generalist practitioner, Penny brings with her a wealth of commercial experience across contracts and transactional work, competition and consumer law, corporations law, intellectual property, privacy, dispute resolution, workplace law, compliance, governance and risk management.

Penny holds undergraduate degrees in Law and Social Sciences from the University of NSW and her post graduate qualifications include a Master of Laws, also from UNSW, and a Graduate Diploma of Law from the University of Sydney.

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Matthew Farlow

General Manager NSW

Matthew has in excess of 20 years of experience in the security industry with a focus on security operations.

He has experience performing a range of roles including armed positions in the retail security sector with a majority of his experience working in a security supervisory position within our contracts with the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

With a Diploma in Business and having undergone Safety Leadership training, Matthew is able to utilise his extensive knowledge to effectively manage the operational aspects of his role as well as ensure all client expectations are met.

Matthew commenced with MSS Security in 2006 as a security officer and has progressed throughout his career with our business culminating in being promoted from State Operations Manager – Defence to General Manager NSW in 2018.