Management

Paul Simmons

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Simmons has been in the security/law enforcement industry for 35 years. He has worked as a police officer in the UK, State Security Manager for the retail giant K mart and in the private security industry as an equal partner in Perth Security Services.

In 2005, MCS Security was born and clients that had previously used Paul’s service had no hesitation in putting their current security service requirements in the hands of MCS, again a testament of the professionalism of the business. 

Mark Englebert

Chief Financial Officer

Mark is a member of the institute of Charted Accountants in Australia with over 20 years of experience in Australia and the United Kingdom. Mark has held senior finance roles with FTI Consulting, National Australia Bank and KPMG

Nancy Scafidi

Covert Operations Manager

Nancy Scafidi has been in the security industry for 30 years. She has worked for Perth Security Services for many years. In 2001 Nancy was an equal partner and agent for S & S Store Coverts & Security Services, specialising in covert security. In 2015 Nancy joined MCS as the Covert Operations Manager for the covert division.

Jeff Shearman

Business Development / Operations Manager

Jeff has nearly 20 years’ experience in the hospitality and events industry, starting as a venue manager and trainer for one of the UK’s largest hospitality companies before moving to Australia. Jeff has held roles as Operations Manager at WA’s major Stadia and more recently as an event operations and business development manager with MCS. During this time Jeff has performed key roles in the planning and frontline management of all major sporting events and concerts in the MCS portfolio. Jeff Holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Curtin University and is an Approved Manager (Licensed Premises) as well as a Cert III licensed security officer, crowd controller and CPP officer.

Jay Hopkins

Business Development / Operations Manager

Jay has been employed by MCS since the 15th May 2017. Jay Has worked in the security industry for over 17 years with numerous management position Throughout the security industry working in sectors including shopping centres, Events, Department of Defence, Retail loss prevention and commercial. Jay is able to leverage off his broad experience and exposure to drive MCS to extend into new markets.

Rachael Antal

Business Development Manager / Client Liaison

Rachael Antal has been in the security industry for 10 years. With owning and operating her own security company State Security Services (WA) Pty Ltd, She has worked as an operational security officer, managed large events, managed a professional client base within the private school sector and a variety of speciality sites, managed a high capacity of security officers, has also gained over the years, a high level of security experience throughout her career.

In August 2017, State Security Services (WA) merged with MCS Security and clients that had previously used Rachael’s service when operating State Security Services had no hesitation in putting their current security service requirements in the hands of MCS Security for Rachael to manage, again a testament of the professionalism of Rachael Antal and the business when State Security Services was in operation.

Joe Askander

Health, Safety & Quality Manager

Joe Askander is the Health, Safety & Quality Manager for MCS Security Group. Joe holds a Master of Science in HSE and has over 12 years practical experience working in Australia and overseas in the industry. Joe specialises in HSEQ system management and implementation across a vast number of industries including mining, construction and retail

Gael Rebeiro

Training & Development / Operations Manager

Gael works at MCS as our in house training and development manager and brings a wealth of experience to the role. Gael has over 35 years of practical experience in all aspects of the security industry including mobile patrols, alarm monitoring, static, cash in transit, personal security, events, shopping centres, hospitals, airports, training and operations. Gael has held a Senior First Aid Qualification for over 42 years.