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Meet Dave Allan


Manager : Security, Transdev Wellington Ltd (the Rail Operator).

Job description: 

As part of the Health and Safety Group, I manage and coordinate all things that affect the security of the network.

  • Planning our response to events that impact on services
  • Security response to service disruptions
  • Crime and other offending on the Network
  • Liaison with NZ Police
  • Security of our Staff
  • Security of major infrastructure (including railway stations, overbridges, subways, carparks, platforms and trains)
  • Delivering training in security
  • Maintain stakeholder relationships
  • Manage the security contractor (Armourguard) interface
  • Response to major incidents
  • Response to requests, including analysis, for on-board, infrastructure and body-worn CCTV data.
Work background: 
  • 39 years in NZ Police in a range of ranks and roles with extensive experience in leading and managing teams
  • One year with KiwiRail, when they had the contract for operating the Greater Wellington Rail Network (essentially doing the same role, as at present)
  • Three years with Transdev Wellington (present role).
Favourite part of job: 
  • Great performance, humility, empathy of our Staff when faced with difficult situations (involving the potential for harm due to rail related incidents or accidents).
  • Maintaining the security of the Network.
  • Diploma in NZ Policing
  • Certificate in Call Centre Management
Interests outside work: 
  • Photography
  • Jogging
  • Family
  • Drone flying.

Dave Allan is the Security Manager at Transdev in Wellington. Image: Supplied.