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Our People

Meet the team keeping you and your organisation safe

Optic Security Group employs hundreds of people across locations in Australia and New Zealand, serving, designing solutions and meeting the needs of over 1,400 customers.

Our goal is to continue growing and evolving. We can only do that by having a fantastic team behind us. Our people, and our customers mean the world to us. Having great people on board is what we’re all about.

 

If you’re keen to work with us, then we’re keen to hear from you. Take a look at our current vacancies on Seek or Linked In, or email us via our contact page – we’d love to hear from you. 

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GROUP EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Michael Cunningham
Group Managing Director

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Mike has held a range of senior leadership roles within the financial sector and has an impressive track record of success in business growth, strategy, and people leadership. Over a 35-year career he has made a habit of helping businesses achieve their potential.

 

Mike joined Optic as Group Managing Director in 2021. Having commenced his career as a chartered accountant, Mike has gone on to become a finance market leader. He believes that people are the drivers of a company, and he is passionate about identifying and executing on opportunities, mitigating risk, and structuring resources to deliver.

 

As Group Managing Director, Mike provides strategic leadership and future-focused vision to the Group. He holds a Bachelor of Business in accounting and finance from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), and he is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Vicki Barber
Group Marketing Manager

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With a career spanning more than 25 years, Vicki is an experienced strategic and creative senior marketing manager across a variety of industries. Vicki possesses a deep understanding of evolving brands and reinvigorating brand stories and product ranges. 

Vicki joined Optic Security Group as Group Marketing Manager in 2021. She enjoys bringing the people of the brand, their expertise and experience to the fore, showcasing what's behind a brand to connect with clients in a genuine way. Being a team-oriented leader, Vicki has demonstrated success in driving sustained revenue and market growth by connecting with customers, industry associates, and colleagues. 

As Group Marketing Manager, Vicki leads Optic Security Group’s multi-channel marketing activities across Australia and New Zealand. 

Hagen Bahnemann

National Sales Director, Australia

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With 27 years’ experience managing and leading organisations in the building, technologies and telecommunications industries, Hagen brings a wealth of experience across a range of sectors and territories. 

Hagen joined Security & Technology Services as Senior Executive Manager Business Development in 2015 prior to it becoming part of the Optic Security Group in 2018. He is passionate about ensuring clients are always at the centre of our vision and he is quick to champion their needs. Hagen specialises in working with clients to understand how we can support their operations and safety through the intersection of people and technology. 

As Optic Security Group’s National Sales Director in Australia, Hagen leads a national team of business development and sales professionals in bringing Optic’s industry leading service and solutions to the market. 

Matthew O'Sullivan
National Operations Director, Australia

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Matthew’s three decades of professional experience has seen him progress from technical and frontline management roles to senior leadership roles in electrical and telecommunications engineering in a number of industry leading organisations.

 

Matthew joined Optic as its Australian National Director of Operations, bringing with him wide-ranging skills and experience in the management of large-scale operations across multiple states and territories. He is equally at home managing projects as he is leading organisations though process improvements and transformational change.

 

As National Director of Operations, Matthew leads Optic Security Group operations across Australia’s states and territories. He holds qualifications in electrical engineering and electrical contracting and has completed executive leadership courses at Leadership Management Australia.

Anna Chisholm
Head of Optic Digital, New Zealand

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With over a decade of experience in human resources and operational management within the tech sector, Anna is passionate about bringing together talented people and leading technology to address contemporary 
organisational challenges.   

Anna joined Comsmart as a Human Resources Consultant in 2014 prior to it becoming part of Optic Security Group in 2018. Her previous experience included roles in HR and recruitment at Aurecon and Kinetic Recruitment. An IT professional services specialist, Anna thrives at the intersection of people and technology and in locating and placing the best IT professionals in roles where they can really add value. 

As Optic Security Group’s Head of Digital, Anna leads Optic Digital, the Group’s, the IT and Cyber division, leading a highly talented, client-focused team of IT professionals devoted to delivering future-focussed outcomes. 

Mark Lloyd
Managing Director ANZ

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With over 25 years' experience in the electrical and security industry, Mark has worked in strategic roles in Sales and Operations and is experienced in implementing all-of-business approaches to delivering great solutions and customer experiences. 

Mark joined Optic as Managing Director in 2020, bringing with him a thirst for meeting the needs of clients constantly evolving with the development of new technologies. Mark believes that security must always be understood as a business enabler, and his emphasis is on offering clients the best solution that maximises their business efficiencies and assists them to meet their organisational objectives. 

As Managing Director, Mark leads the Optic Security Group team across Australia and New Zealand, including our IT Services division, Optic Digital. 

Fiona Mackee
Group HR Manager

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With over 15 years generalist Human Resources experience across a multiple of industries, Fiona enjoys the variety and depth offered by the HR profession. Bringing an agile approach to the changing needs of an organisation, she finds satisfaction in innovative problem solving. 

Fiona joined Optic Security Group in 2021.

 

A Certified Practitioner Human Resources (CPHR), Fiona has worked across Commonwealth and State public sectors and within industry and is just as at home dispensing HR advice as she is formulating people strategies and implementing digital HR transformations. If she could solve one problem in the world, says Fiona, it would be ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity. 

As Optic Security Group’s HR Manager, Fiona leads the Group’s people and culture function and ensuring Optic maintains a people-led edge. 

Andrew Moss
National Sales Director, New Zealand

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With a over decade of security industry experience, Andrew is a driven security senior sales professional. He describes his work purpose in two words - 'team' and 'customer' and striving to do the best by both. 

Andrew joined Optic Security Group in 2018 as Commercial Director. Having commenced his career as a commercial litigation lawyer prior to management and senior executive roles in electronic security distribution across Australia and New Zealand, Andrew has a deep understanding of the security customer journey. He believes that the key to good business is getting the best out of people and encouraging teams to perform. 

As Optic Security Group’s National Sales Director in New Zealand, Andrew leads a national team of business development and sales professionals in bringing Optic’s industry leading service and solutions to the market. 

Pete Mason
National Operations Director, New Zealand

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With over two decades of industry experience, Pete is an inspirational technical delivery leader, team focused and committed to delivering exceptional service on a 24 x 7 basis. He lives by his personal motto “solutions not problems”. 

Pete joined Optic Security Group in 2020, having owned and operated successful businesses in the security, data, electrical and audio-visual sectors. He draws upon his multidisciplinary experience to adapt with agility to changing priorities to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget. In 2021 Pete was named a finalist in the New Zealand Security Awards in the category of “Security Supervisor / Operations Manager of the Year.” 

As Optic Security Group’s National Operations Director in New Zealand, Pete leads project delivery teams and large-scale projects across the length and breadth of Aotearoa New Zealand.