Axis Security Appoints New Managing Director

November 5, 2014

Chris Wisely, Managing Director, Axis Security

Chris Wisely has been promoted from Head of Operations to the newly-created role of Managing Director of Axis Security, part of the Axis Group of security, reception management, and cleaning and support services companies. He will report to Group Chief Executive, Jonathan Levine.

Chris has worked in the security industry for more than 20 years and joined Axis Security in 2009 as Finance Director before progressing to Head of Operations in 2012.

In the five years he has been with the business, he has worked with the senior management team in further strengthening the company’s operations, including the launch of its bespoke online portal – Axis e-connect – giving customers easy access to live reports, documentation and information about their portfolio. He has also overseen a significant investment in employee training, and played a key role in creating specialist teams to manage recruitment, training, compliance, contract mobilisation and health and safety.

Jonathan Levine says that the appointment comes at an exciting time for the business, and reflects how far the company has come in such a comparatively short space of time: “Axis Security has an enviable reputation in the industry,” he says, “with a record ACS score and yet more nominations in this year’s Security and Fire Excellence Awards.

“Our track record is one that is built firmly on quality and we will continue to focus on delivering the finest services to our customers whilst supporting our employees to be the best they can be.”

A focus for Chris as Managing Director is redefining the company’s vision and the business strategy required to deliver that vision: “We want to be viewed as the leading provider of security services in key sectors and geographies, so it is important that we are known more widely.

“We also want to be known as the best employer in the industry and have made great strides in developing a comprehensive training programme for our officers and management staff, allowing us to develop and retain the best people at all levels.”