About Us

WELCOME TO SECURITY INVESTIGATIONS & RISK SOLUTIONS

S.I.R.S was created to meet the growing need for professional security investigation and risk solutions in New Zealand and around the world, we understand the increasing threats globally and domestically and provide high quality security services and world-class training, mentoring for industry professionals. With a combination of military, domestic and international security experience to counter this threat S.I.R.S provides adaptable and effective protection for what matters to you, your company or your event. We excel at providing the highest quality security services and training in close protection, maritime security, hostile environment, firearms training, door supervision, private investigations, surveillance and CCTV operations.

All S.I.R.S operators hold the required standards and qualifications, we operate in accordance with New Zealand and Global security practice. To ensure high standards all S.I.R.S staff complete a review of their qualifications which include a police check and background vetting every 6 months. The training and courses offered by S.I.R.S are accredited by Highfield an industry recognised internationally.

Our Team

Lee Savage
Managing Director, Owner and founder of Security Investigations & Risks Solutions (SIRS), and Savage Protection

Lee is a highly motivated and dedicated professional Security Specialist, With a Diploma in Security and Risk management. Lee is highly experienced in Security management, threat analysis, risk management and implementing security operations globally.

Former Solider with over 17 years of military service predominately in the British Army culminating in 2 years of service in New Zealand Defence Force. Accustomed to working in high risk environments which include several deployments in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Northern Ireland. Able to lead supervise and train teams Lee has led highly skilled teams during some of these deployments. His extensive experience in operational deployments is reflected in him earning the Accumulated Campaign Service Medal (UK) which is awarded to soldiers who have accumulated 1080 days or more in a combat theatre.

After leaving the Military Lee then completed 6 years as a Private security operator providing Close Protection and Maritime security services, nationally and internationally.

Lee is passionate about providing the highest levels of professional security services for his clients.

With values of Family, Teamwork, Integrity, Comradeship and maintaining the highest possible professional and personal standards have become the foundation that SIRS and Savage Protection are built on. Therefore, Lee insists that he monitors and mentors the development and qualifications of his team as well as having them complete police checks bi-annually.

Nigel McQuinlan
Chief Instructor

With 25 years experience in the New Zealand Defence Force and a wealth of experience and qualifications in the senior sector, Nigel brings a wealth of knowledge to the Security, Investigations and Security Solutions Training Wing. During his career, Nigel has gained qualifications and experience in risk management, private security, close protection, counter-terrorism and maritime security. Nigel’s hardworking personality, expectations combined with his experience in both training and implementing a variety of security and leadership skills mean that our students are taught at the highest standards that the industry has to offer.

Brad Cottam
Auckland Region Operations Manager

A highly motivated and dedicated member of the SIRS team, Brad strives for excellence in his own work standards and of those around him. Brad is experienced at leading highly skilled teams and combines his experience from his time as an officer in the Royal New Zealand Infantry with his time spent as a teacher to effectively manage, mentor and train team members. Brad gained an understanding of the security industry and personnel management in his seven years in the army in a mixture of territorial and regular force appointments and gained notable experience of static security and key point protection during the New Zealand Defence Force response to the Canterbury earthquakes. The newest member to the team he has recently made a move to the private security sector after spending some time as a secondary school teacher and is excited to increase SIRS presence in the greater Auckland Region.

Solise C G Pratt
SIRS Ltd Africa Operation Manager and Head Instructor

Solise comes from the private and government security background and possesses a vast amount of knowledge of the global security industry. He’s a security manager, specialist and a field agent, he enojoyes being on the field around the Africa Continent and beyond. Solise has taught and operated throughout the Africa world and brings a huge wealth of knowledge and operational experience to SIRS. A highly motivated and dedicated member of the SIRS Ltd team, Solise is responsible for maintaining the ongoing high training standards and selection for both current and new SIRS Ltd operators in Africa, he has a vast experience of more than 10 years as fully trained, qualified and experienced Operator as an international security instructor and Security Manager.

Mohamas Al-issa
S.I.R.S Iraq Logistics and Contract Manager.

Mohamad successfully completed his (HONS) Bachelor of Business Management with Finance Management from Manchester Metropolitan University to add to his extensive experience in Security Logistics. Mohamad has solid knowledge in the Logistics and Supply Chain field within the Oil and Gas Industry in Iraq. He has a proven history of Business coordination and Supplier relationships successfully negotiating multimillion-dollar contracts.