In his new role, Blakey is responsible for driving sales growth for the company’s physical access and logical access business in the region. With his appointment, Blakey brings extensive sales and management experience with local and multi-national companies that provide technical and security solutions. 
In addition to driving sales performance and new customer acquisition, Stephen will pursue a variety of strategic partnership opportunities with OEMs, distributors, system integrators and industry organizations.
“With the wealth of experience in leading major security projects and his solid business networks across the region, Stephen will help strengthen HID Global’s sales efforts in New Zealand as well as fulfil our on-going HID commitment to enhance customer value,” said Simon Siew, managing director, Asia Pacific with HID Global.
Based in Auckland, Blakey will report to Jordan Cullis, director of sales for Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining HID Global, Blakey had a long career in security industry and has a demonstrated track record for driving strong results.