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IFSEC Global Influencers Security & Fire 2020

Updated: Aug 11

Optic Security Group CEO named on international judging panel

July 08, 2020


Optic Security Group is delighted that Group CEO Jason Cherrington has been selected to the international judging panel of IFSEC Global’s "Top Influencers in Security & Fire" 2020. Now in their twentieth year, the awards highlight the very best people, projects and processes from the global security and fire sectors.  


Jason has achieved 25+ years international success in the Telco, IT, Publishing, Infosec and Converged Security industries,” noted Grant Lecky, head of the awards’ international judging panel, “including as Global Service Director at Skype, Executive General Manager at BT, Chief Digital Officer and Commercial Director at CEWE Stiftung & Co. KGaA, and Group Commercial Director at Smiths News.


Widely recognised as a leader in digital and whole of business strategy, scale M&A, business consolidation and integration, global operations management, and sales and profit growth, Jason spearheaded the creation of the trans-Tasman Optic Security Group in 2018 by bringing together several industry leading businesses, including STS (Australia), Fortlock (NZ), SSL (NZ), Bemac (Australia), Circuit Systems (NZ), and Comsmart (NZ).


Members of the judging panel include some of the sector’s most respected figures from industry, policing and academia. 


Among 2019’s international panel members were Wesley Simpson, Chief Operating Officer at (ISC)2, Jonathan O’Neill OBE, MD of the Fire Protection Association, Sandi Davies, Executive Director at the International Foundation for Protection Officers, Jerome Pickett, Chief Security Officer at the National Basketball Association (NBA), Sandra Ragg, First Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity at the Australian Department of Home Affairs and Stephen Ackroyd, Senior Lecturer in Aviation Security, Bucks New University.


IFSEC Global is a leading provider of news for the security and fire industries. Based in the UK, IFSEC Global is also associated with IFSEC International, the UK and Europe’s leading integrated security event.


About Optic Security Group


Optic Security Group is the largest independent and most technically advanced provider of converged physical, IT and information security solutions in Australia and New Zealand. Launched in December 2018, the Group combines New Zealand companies Fortlock, Comsmart, Circuit Systems and SSL, with Australia’s Security & Technology Services and Bemac. Optic brings together 200 staff across 10 locations in Australia and New Zealand and combined revenues in excess of NZD 100 million to provide physical, IT and information security services to 1,000 existing – and a growing list of new – customers.

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