Des Leech

13 August 2019

Branch Manager

Des Leech is a Branch Manager in our Commercial Guarding division with responsibility for Manned Guarding and Security Solutions.

Des joined Securitas Security Services Ireland as a Security Officer in early 2001. In late 2001 he was appointed Controller with responsibility for rosters and ensuring operational continuity.

Having qualified via the “Train the Trainer” route, he was appointed Training Manager in 2006, and in 2007 was appointed Branch Manager with responsibility for Specialised Guarding Solutions.

Mr. Leech had previously been employed by the Revenue Commissioners, in Ireland Customs & Excise Officer.

 

Des commenced his employment within the security industry in 1994 and was employed by two of our larger competitors until he joined Securitas in early 2001. Now in hindsight and after eighteen years’ service with Securitas, he can safely say that it was the best decision he made throughout his working life.

Des is now Branch Manager with responsibility for approximately two hundred security officers in high profile and demanding portfolio of business, most of which is in the pharmaceutical sector.

“Our security officers are the heartbeat of the company, without them Securitas would not be where we are today, at the top of the tree within the Irish Security Industry. The hours are long and our customers more demanding than when I first donned a security officer’s uniform, but our officers constantly deliver goods, often with little reward. The security industry is now a place where you can carve out a genuine career, where once it was a stop gap or steppingstone until something better came along. I have seen many colleagues promoted through the ranks within Securitas, and many employed directly by customers to senior in - house security roles.”

“You will reap what you sow” …. Securitas like to promote from within, it’s all there for you should you chose to go after it.

Des Leech

Branch Manager