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Optic Security Group achievers recognised at inaugural New Zealand OSPAs

Updated: Jun 15

Optic Security Group is delighted that two of its own have been recognised as category winners at the first-ever New Zealand Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs).

Pete Mason (right in photo) has been recognised for his outstanding performance as Optic’s New Zealand Operations Director, winning the Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director award. This award recognises an individual who through security expertise, business acumen and/or leadership, has led the security portfolio with distinction for both their company and their client organisation.


As Operations Director, Pete led project delivery teams and large-scale projects across the length and breadth of Aotearoa New Zealand, including the national Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) electronic security enhancement project for the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE).


With a delivery window of just three months, Pete steered Optic’s delivery of security enhancements across all MIQ facilities in a project that involved over 15,500 technician hours.


“Pete is an inspirational technical delivery leader, team focused and committed to delivering exceptional service on a 24/7 basis,” said Optic Security Group General Manager Mark Lloyd. “He lives by his personal motto ‘solutions not problems’.”

Nicholas Dynon (left in photo) was also recognised for his outstanding contribution to New Zealand’s security sector, taking home the Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognises an individual who has had a substantial impact upon defining and driving standards in the security sector.


In addition to his role as Industry Engagement and Communications Manager at Optic Security Group, Nick is also chief editor of the New Zealand Security Magazine, and his involvement in the sector has extended to a wide range of voluntary roles.


According to the OSPAs organisers, Nick galvanises academia, central and local government and industry. “Judges felt Nicholas had been the catalyst for major positive change within the industry, had outstanding leadership and had made a significant contribution to the industry over many years.”


“It is incredibly humbling to receiving this award,” said Nick. “I’ve been extremely fortunate to have been able to work with so many outstanding security professionals, and I’m honoured to be a part of the first-ever Aotearoa New Zealand OSPAs.”


Optic Security Group also celebrated its OSPAs finalists Tracey Gattsche (Outstanding Female Security Professional), Soul Lauvi-Johnson (Outstanding Young Security Professional) and Lee Ashton (Outstanding Security Consultant).

Optic Security Group Team members attend the 2022 New Zealand OSPAs


As the sponsor for the Outstanding New Security Product award, Optic is delighted that Gallagher’s My Vaccine Pass was named the winner of that category, with judges stating that the product was a “game changer for the government’s nationwide response to managing COVID-19.”

OSPAs winners were announced at a ceremony at Auckland’s Aotea Centre on Friday 27 May 2022.


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