Wilson Security transforms into $500m industry leader


Wilson Security is the largest provider of security, emergency, medical and healthcare services in Australia and New Zealand. An industry leader, Wilson Security embraces innovative business solutions, continuous development of new systems and procedures, and investment in its people.

This year, Wilson Security was recognised as an ABA100 Winner for Enterprise in The Australian Business Awards 2014.

John McMellan, Wilson Security chief executive for the Asia Pacific, said the award “is a testament to the successful transformation our organisation has undertaken”.

Wilson Security introduced an initiative to transform its organisation from a second tier service provider to an industry leader. It set about attracting the best people, developing the best management systems, delivering Australia’s best security operations and raising its brand profile while achieving sustainable growth.

In a five-year period, Wilson Security has achieved several milestones: developed an integrated security delivery system; maintained a socially and environmentally responsible service approach; provided sustainable employment opportunities to Indigenous workers in partnership with the Australian Employment Covenant; and established best practice standards and industry benchmarks.

Its efforts have been rewarded with a company transformation from a struggling $80 million business with a staff of 3,000, to a $500 million industry leader employing over 7,000 people.