Century City gets new dedicated Safety & Security Manager

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Date 27 August 2018

Marinus Boshoff, who has headed up safety and security at Century City as part of the Securitas team for the past three and a half years, has been appointed to the newly created CCPOA post of Safety and Security Manager for Century City.

He is a former Senior Staff Officer for the South African National Defence Force which he served from 1992 to 2007 when he joined Orbis Security Solutions which was taken over by Securitas, Century City’s current security service provider.

Marinus’s involvement in Century City security dates back 11 years to when he joined Orbis/Securitas.  However, as Securitas’s operational manager he was not only responsible for Safety & Security at Century City for the past three and a half years but also for a number of other sites.

Chris Blackshaw, CEO of the CCPOA, said the rapid growth of Century City in recent years had necessitated a dedicated senior security manager for Century City.

“Marinus will now be able to focus solely on Century City and his new position will make him totally independent of all security service providers which we believe is in the best interests of all.

“Having a totally arm’s length relationship with service providers will enable him to give unfettered independent advice to stakeholders regarding any security solutions they might require.”

Marinus has a long list of academic qualifications including a BS (Hons) Business Management degree from the University of Lincoln in the UK and  a Senior Management Programme at the University of Stellenbosch.

Marinus heads up a team of around 120 people ranging from venue hosts, guards at all entrances to Century City; foot, bike and vehicle patrols as well as all staff in the new Century City Security Operations Centre.

“We welcome Marinus to the team and wish him every success in his new elevated role,’’ says Blackshaw.

Marinus is married to permanent makeup professional, Lisl, and they have three children between the ages of 6 and 12.