The Team

Optic Security Group is the result of the consolidation of six leading security organisations (Fortlock, Comsmart, Bemac, STS, Circuit Systems and SSL ) across Australia and New Zealand. We’re now the largest independent and most technically advanced security group across the Tasman.

Our backgrounds may be greatly wide-ranging but our primary goal is clear – to keep you and your company safe.


Our Companies:


Board of Directors


Jason Cherrington
Group CEO and Co-founder

Jason is the Group Chief Executive Officer with over 25 years experience in a number of multinational organisations including BT Group, Skype and Orange. Jason has spent extensive time across a number of sectors including Telco, IT and Information & Converged Security industries.

Chris Giufre
Director and Co-founder

Additional to being Optics co-founder, Chris holds position as an Executive Director of Ascentro Capital Partners (New Zealand) and Managing Director of Wraith Capital Group (Australia).

Chris has completed large scale industry aggregations across multiple sectors including early childhood education, tertiary education and hospitality.

Todd Strathdee

An experienced investor, with a breadth of investment placements across a number of different commercial structures over the last 20 years, sees Todd as one of Optics Directors.

Todd currently works throughout APAC with large institutional investors, providing executive Governance directive. He’s previously worked with Arena Living, Aviva Communities, and International Acceptance Group.

Greg Ireland

Greg has 30 + years experience in the electronic security industry at both a technical and management level.

As the founder and Managing Director of STS, established in 2004, he has been instrumental in the national growth story of the business,

Greg has served in various board roles including acting as Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce in Darwin.

Jan-Paul Mowat

Director Jan-Paul Mowat has spent majorty of his career serving in various board positions. Jan is currently General Partner, Founding Partner and Member of the Board of Directors at NZ Equity Partners Limited.

Previous to now, he served as Investment Director at ANZ Capital, Habit Holdings Limited, Fortlock Holdings Limited, Solpho Holdings Limited and Sunfert International Fertility Centre Sdn Bhd. He brings this extensive experience as a Director to the board at Optic Security.


Senior Leadership Team


Jason Cherrington

John Murphy

Andrew Moss
Commercial Director

Matthew Evetts
Comsmart GM


Greg Ireland

Bob Pinchin

Luke Meredith
Circuit Systems GM

Badi Ala'i


Bruce McKay
Bemac GM

Greg Hoskins

George Rakkas


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