The Key Personnel of Senjo Security bring to the company an accumulation of over 40 years of Security experience in a range of wide and varied disciplines. In addition, we utilise a number of specialised consultants to provide advice and guidance in a number of fields, enabling Senjo Security to provide an exceptionally high degree of service. Our staff comes from a diverse variety of backgrounds and experiences within the security industry.

We have personnel who have served with the Special Air Service, Foreign Legion, Military Intelligence, Military Police, New Zealand Police, as well as those within the ‘civilian’ security industry. This places us in a unique position as our experience and skill base is aligned to our specialist business areas. Senjo Security believes in ensuring that its’ staff have the required skills to carry out all duties to a high standard. Training is our commitment to our staff and clients. The training provided to our staff is unique and diverse, thus enabling them to fulfill a multitude of roles.

Mike Downard

Being involved in the security business for 25 years, I have gained great knowledge and expertise in all avenues of security, from static guards, bodyguarding, hotel security, events, alarm activations, construction sites, power stations, doorman, service of papers, repossessions plus many more. I have built our point of difference over 20 years that we don't simply provide a service, we provide a dedicated commitment and a second-to-none service that our clients keep on coming back for.

I have lived in Taupo for over 25 years and have a family of 5 children. I am actively involved in many varied community and regional activities. I believe that I have the skills, strengths, attributes and passion to succeed and deliver the security needs and wants for current and future clients. In 2007 I stood and was successful in being voted a Taupo District Councilor, after 3 years in this position I was voted Deputy Mayor in 2010.

As my role of Councilor / Deputy Mayor, I became involved in the Youth Council, Sports Advisory Board and Citizens Advise Bureau. These are leadership roles and I am actively hands on and I am a person who is always looking for an opportunity to make our community safer and better for young and old. This reflects in Senjo Securities in that we strive to give our best and 100% to satisfy our clients.

Leon Rihia

Having been born and bred in Taupo, I have experienced living my life in this amazing community - therefore am passionate to provide exemplintory security for the well being of not only locals, but to all who visit our township. Together with my wife - Tina, and our 3 children - Jesse, Kristie and Danielle, we all could not imagine living anywhere else, Taupo offers all what we require for our family, amazing sporting opportunities, great community support and wonderful schooling.

I have worked with Senjo Securites for over 14 years, and co-owned the company for the past 10 years, alongside Michael Downard. I am a firm believer to make a business successful you need to take a hands on approach, respect your staff and enjoy the work you are involved in, therefore you can often see me greeting patrons at our local night clubs, directing traffic and crowd control for our large sporting events, working behind the scenes locking up buildings or responding to alarm activations around the Taupo district.

I pride myself with been a hard working, honest, reliable people person who has a vital knowledge of cultural protocol, and a significant interest in problems and solutions within our community and work effortlessly to provide a safe and friendly environment for our Taupo community.

Support Personnel

Russell Turner and Darren Anderson are an integral part of our staff managing specific areas of security they specialise in. We also have a database of contacts ready to assist us with our Security jobs. They all meet our high standards of integrity, including 3rd party assessments.

We are proud of the energy and resources we have put into selecting the right people for the right job and providing these people with the right training and professional development to ensure that our clients and the public can enjoy themselves in a safer and more secure environment.