The management and board of Southern Cross Protection is a highly skilled and experienced team based in our head office in Pyrmont, Sydney. The team is led by Managing Director Patrick Bourke.
Patrick BourkeManaging Director
Southern Cross Protection has been under Patrick’s stewardship since 2008 and since then, he has introduced significant workforce and cultural changes that lead to the business’ transformation. With a keen grasp of the human element of the business, Patrick has instituted continuous programs inspiring the entire organisation to work together towards one vision, that is to live and breathe the same values, and turn the company’s purpose into everyone’s passion.
Patrick recognises that Southern Cross Protection’s challenge is aligning the personal goals of people in the workforce with the organisation’s business goals, and setting career paths for security professionals. Under his direction, Southern Cross Protection is seizing opportunities for development and expansion, while breaking industry paradigms and developing the best workforce in the industry. This commitment is not only for commercial growth, but for his creed as well that everybody is entitled to a pleasant, secure, and safe environment.
Aside from his extensive knowledge in the area of security, operations, and management, Patrick is also backed by a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Masters in Marketing that complement the ongoing mission and vision of Southern Cross Protection.
David MedhurstDirector of Operations
David has a career spanning 25 years operating within major supply chain and logistics organisations including Toll Group, Armaguard, and Scott’s Transport. He has established a national service network for on-call ATM services for NCR and Westpac Bank. David being truly client-centric, continuously strives to deliver multi-disciplined and innovative service solutions to customers. He focuses on excellence in service delivery, strategic planning, productivity initiatives and risk management. Supporting the strategy of continuous training of our teams, David leads a workforce of more than 600 people and ensures that Southern Cross Protection has the best qualified and trained team in the industry. It is through our people that the organisation will continue to lead in a very competitive market.
Sean GoldrickDirector of Sales and Customer Service
Supported by a Diploma in Security Management and a Diploma in Business, Sean’s career to-date embraces expertise in both operations and management in the security industry. His humble beginnings take him all the way back to performing supervisory and management functions in several security companies more than 15 years ago, leading to him becoming the CEO of Charter Security. His client-side contributions range from risk mitigation and advisory, to the design and implementation of security systems and policies. Sean’s enthusiasm and drive to support and help clients with their security needs places him perfectly to lead our business development and account management teams. His expertise in loss prevention in the retail industry is endorsed by the longevity of some of our clients who are looking for the right advisor and can implement custom solutions. Sean leads our nationwide team of sales and customer service professionals.
Leeanne MichaelsonNational Sales Manager
Leeanne is a highly experienced Sales and Marketing Manager, with a broad range of skills derived from leading sales teams from the Transport, Logistics and Retail industry sectors in Australia and New Zealand. Leeanne has a diploma in Sales Management, and a Cert IV in Risk and Security Management. She has worked with Mainfrieght, TNT, Laura Ashley, and UPS in sales-oriented functions. Her primary focus is ensuring that customers are provided with cost-effective, future-proof solutions using her strategic approach of open communication and lateral thinking as well as drawing from the extensive operational expertise of her colleagues. Leeanne leads a nationwide team of sales executives and account managers, ensuring our customers are provided with the latest security solutions.
Aleah DavisonPeople and Performance Manager
Aleah holds a Diploma in Security and Risk Management, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and has worked in most facets of the business since joining in 2007. Aleah’s background in training, and her passion for realising potential in people has been instrumental in the evolution of her role as people and performance manager. She is responsible for collaborating with all sections of the business to develop, action and evaluate strategies built around company culture, worker engagement, learning and development, and leadership. Aleah understands the importance of investing in people to create a service delivery above and beyond the expectations of our current and future clients.
Clare ChubbNational WHS Manager
Clare commenced her career as an Occupational Therapist working in the field of forensic mental health, and moved into Occupational Rehabilitation, assisting injured workers return to productive and meaningful employment. The prevention of incidents became a passion and she re-trained in Work Health and Safety. She has worked in a number of large organisations including Australia Post, NRMA (Motoring and Services), Thrifty car rental and State Transit Authority.
Clare commenced at Southern Cross Protection in October 2017 as National WHS Manager. She is a competent WHS professional with over 30 years experience in Australian and international rehabilitation and safety environments.
Solid management experience and strong people skills have enabled her to achieve excellent results throughout her career. Her particular expertise is in both the application of legislation in large and complex operational environments and safety culture change. Clare is passionate about improving health and safety outcomes and the prevention and reduction of illness and injury.
Southern Cross Protection
Suite 28, 26-32 Pirrama Rd
Pyrmont, NSW 2009, Australia