Meet our people
Everyone at Securitas has a story to tell. To give you an idea of what it means to be part of the Securitas team, let us introduce you to some of our everyday heroes.
Meet Louise Bagnall – Securitas Ireland Branch Manager
Louise Bagnall having worked in the Security industry since September 2000 has over 20 years’ experience.
Initially employed as a Security officer and having TUPE over to Securitas in January 2003 was then appointed to a Site Supervisors position in 2004.
In 2007 Louise was successfully promoted to the position of Operations Manager, a role that involved working closely with her Branch Manager, in assisting with the management and operational requirements of the business.
In May 2020 Louise was appointed to the role of Branch Manager and is responsible for a large portfolio of business across the country.
“I entered the Security industry all those years ago working days, nights, weekends, fulfilling those long shifts and was very unaware that what I believed then to be just a job to pay bills, rent etc would become a lot more, what I didn’t realise was that I was on my way to a very successful career path. This success of course could not be achieved without a lot of hard work, drive and ambition but for me the most important part of this success was that I worked for Securitas, a company who cares about their employees and who strives to see their employees succeed and make the difference.” - Louise Bagnall, Securitas Ireland Branch Manager
Meet Darren O’Brien – Securitas Ireland Operations Manager
Darren started his career in the Irish Security Industry in 2009 as a security officer in a busy pharmaceutical facility.
In 2014 Darren transferred to Securitas Ireland when we were awarded the Security Contract for the site he was working in at the time. Darren told us that; “After all these years with Securitas, I have to say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.” In 2015 Darren was promoted to the position of Site Security Supervisor on a busy pharmaceutical plant in Co Wicklow.
In late 2017, Darren saw an advertisement for a Branch Administrators position based in the Securitas Head Office in Clonee and decided to apply. “I was looking to further my career in the security industry and seen this as a great opportunity to progress in Securitas.”
“Thankfully, I was successful and took up my new role as the Branch Administrator for Branch Manager Des Leech in January 2018. During this time, I worked closely with Des and Operations Manager Louise Bagnall and supported the day to day running of the Branch and learned a lot from both Des and Louise on how the business works.”
On the 01st of May this year, Darren was promoted to the position of Operations Manager for the responsibility of a commercial portfolio alongside Branch Manager Louise Bagnall.
“I am looking forward to working with and supporting all the officers and clients in the Branch. I am a true believer that without our officer’s hard work and commitment that the company would not be where it is today. Our officers have shown time and time again their dedication to the company especially in recent months during the COVID 19 pandemic.”
Meet Patrick O'Mahony - Site Security Manager, Cork.
Patrick has been involved in the security industry for the last twenty-five years in various roles from the Retail to the Commercial Sector. In addition to frontline roles, Pat has worked in security scheduling administration and strategic security operations planning. He started his career as a Security Officer and worked his way through the ranks to Security Manager.
Patrick decided he wanted to get involved in a Security company that could nurture his ever-ambitious personality. Patrick joined Securitas in 2009, where he worked for several years on the frontline and training of fellow Securitas security officers in Cork. He embedded himself as a reliable key member of the Securitas team in Munster. During this time, Pat worked enthusiastically promoting and developing the Securitas brand in the greater Cork area and was responsible for customer service delivery in the region.
In 2018 Pat joined the Securitas team at the world’s leading high-tech company in Ovens. In the short space of time, Pat has been in the team, he has forged excellent relationships with his colleagues and peers at the client site. It is through these relationships, Pat has sought to deliver, influence and exceed the customer service delivery level expectations from within the high-tech client. In this time Pat also successfully completed his QQI Level 6 Security Management Certificate. It is Pat’s ambition, in the next 12 months, to complete his fellowship exams as a member of the Security Institute of Ireland and the ASIS International Security body.
In April 2020, Patrick was promoted to the position of Site Security Manager.
Adriana Grigore - Watch Officer within a PSOC for EMEA/APAC
"Securitas is expanding and the chance is always there to progress and take on new challenges."
Adriana – Nicoleta Grigore is currently working as a Watch Officer for one of Securitas Security Services largest growing contracts.
Adriana started working with Securitas Security Services Ireland looking for a new challenge and joined our company on one of our blue-chip client’s site starting as a Responder in late 2017.
She then was quickly promoted to Relief Control Room Supervisor and became responsible for managing her team throughout the shift, monitoring alarm activations and dealing with customers.
As a prove of her outstanding results and commitment she was awarded the employee of the quarter by her colleagues for the Q4FY19.
By July 2019 she got promoted to Watch Officer within our Physical Security Operations Center for the EMEA/APAC regions with the responsibility of monitoring multiple sites remotely for the same blue-chip client.
To Note; Adriana was promoted since the video was taken and is currently a Watch Officer within a Physical Security Operations Center for EMEA/APAC.