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Brett Pickens announced as new CEO of Certis Security Australia
Fri, 2nd Feb 2024

Integrated security provider Certis Security Australia has announced the appointment of Brett Pickens as their new Chief Executive. Pickens joins the company with a wealth of industry experience, having spent over twenty years in the sector, both in Australia and abroad. His most recent position was as Divisional President Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific for the global security services provider, Securitas.

Reacting to his appointment, Pickens expressed his honour at being chosen to lead Certis, a company that carries almost a century's worth of heritage in Australia. "Certis is known for its innovation-centric culture and its commitment to delivering exceptional solutions to our clients across the country," he said.

Paul Chong, President & Group CEO of Certis, warmly welcomed Brett Pickens to the team. He shared his delight over Pickens' appointment, praising him as a "dedicated champion" of Certis' purpose of "Making our world safer, smarter and better." Chong underscored Pickens' extensive experience and knowledge which will prove invaluable to his new role.

Expressing his ambitions for his tenure at Certis, Pickens stated a desire to continually develop the company's service capabilities, adopt innovative technologies and exceed customers' expectations. He is eager to continue the transformation of the industry, stating: "As a team, we will continue to develop our service capability, adopt innovative technologies, and surpass our customers' expectations."

Pickens is a highly respected industry figure, having held a variety of influential roles before joining Certis. Aside from working extensively with Securitas, he also held the position of Commercial Director Asia Pacific with ISS. His Australian career was marked by strategic development and commercial management roles with Wilson Security and ISS Security. His solid experience in management roles spanned several locations, including Western Australia and New South Wales.

Pickens' experience and strong leadership skills are set to be a valuable addition to Certis, a company renowned for its innovative approach to smart security services. The appointment signals Certis' ongoing commitment to deliver leading-edge, multidisciplinary smart security and integrated services in Australia and beyond.