SINZ is currently applying to become an incorporated Society.

SINZ recognises the security operators and professionals who work in the wider security industry as well as those who operate in the volunteer sector working towards a safer and secure New Zealand communities. Our stakeholders include the businesses and people of New Zealand, security industry personnel and companies, community safety and security organisations, The New Zealand Police & New Zealand Government agencies.

Structure & Governance

SINZ is designed to be a relatively lean Institute in order to ensure effective and efficient leadership, reduce costs and ensure a consistent approach. There are three levels within the SINZ structure:

  1. Executive Management Committee
  2. National Reference Group
  3. Sector Advisory Groups

Executive Management Group
Executive Chairperson – Chris Lawton
Secretary – Kathy Wright
Treasurer – Peter Callagher

The executive has appointed the following companies as accountants and solicitors.


Callagher & Co. Chartered Accountants
PO Box 99421, Newmarket, Auckland
Level 2, 3 Arawa Street
Grafton, Auckland


Metrolaw Barristers & Solicitors
169a Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby
Auckland, New Zealand, 1011


National Reference Group

A National Advisory Group is being established. This group includes leaders of organisations and champions within security sectors throughout New Zealand. The National Reference Group is selected by the Committee. The group is a national point of reference for input into the strategic direction of SINZ and to ensure SINZ meets the needs of the various aspects of the industry. .


Sector Advisory Groups

Codes of Practice Advisory Group
The first Sector Advisory Group is currently considering the Codes of Practice necessary in the security industry as well as the associated Auditing of security companies and individuals against the Codes.

The Sector Advisory group will consider the following areas

Codes Of Practice
The qualifications of Auditors
The Audit process
The cost of the Audit
Health & Safety
Business Practices
Protective Security Requirements Capability

Keen to be involved? Put your hand up by emailing Chris Lawton