SECURITY and integrated services provider, Securecorp has appointed Paul McDonald as its new managing director in Australia. McDonald will oversee the company’s 2020 growth strategy.

McDonald has more than 28 years’ experience working with several of the largest local and global security services firms in Victoria, NSW, ACT, NT and New Zealand.

Securecorp was established in Australia 1989 and grew into a leading provider of services to some of Australia’s most high-profile organisations and events. The company has annual revenues of more than $A250 million, employs more than 4000 staff and has offices in every capital city.

More recently, Securecorp was purchased by China Fire & Security for around $A150 million in 2016 and folded into the company’s global security provider, Guardforce Group Limited, which is headquartered in Hong Kong and has operations in Macau and Thailand.

According to global CEO, Terence Yap, a core value of Guardforce’s operations is to employ local experts and personnel to the enterprises it acquires in line with its global growth strategy.

“A fundamental strength of Guardforce is incubating ideas and innovations at the regional level and applying them with the best local knowledge and talent available,” Yap said.

“I am delighted to welcome Paul to lead our Australian operations and look forward to his input into our global 2020 strategy.” ♦