David De Lima established 24/7 Security Services after identifying an opportunity in the market to create a dynamic security company with which residential and corporate clients could partner. He is a former member of the SAPS and is a security specialist with 25 years extensive experience in both the commercial and residential security fields. His years of ownership and management experience with some of South Africa’s leading security companies, along with his personal service in law enforcement, affirms his expert leadership in providing tailored security solutions to clients. David believes in a hands-on approach and is involved in the day to day running of the company. He is a firm believer in the power of technology and drives investment and implementation of various technology projects within 24/7 Security Services.
Geoff Schapiro is a security professional who began operating in the South African private security industry in 1998. Previous to that he was a member of the SANDF form 1984 – 1995. Geoff is a current member of the Community Security Organisation which he joined in 1996.
Geoff is a qualified ITA tactical shooting instructor, assessor and moderator, SASSETA accredited Close Protection Officer and tactical shooting instructor, ship and
basic aviation security officer. Geoff also holds an IMM and IAA diploma in marketing and advertising.
He has a hands on approach to leadership and endorses the principle of leadership from the front. This combined with his years of operational experience makes for a dynamic combination in seeking operational excellence. Due to his years in the military and many years in the security industry, Geoff is an excellent strategic thinker who has the ability to react to immediate problems then plot and strategize solutions.
Human Resources Director
Maria Viljoen joined the security industry in 1993 and has over 23 years of experience. Maria has held many different positions within several security companies. As director of HR, Maria oversees and manages the day to day operations of the HR and Payroll team.
Maria holds various certificates in VIP Payroll and Bookkeeping. She is a qualified Senior Easy Roster Analyst. Maria is currently studying towards her Bachelor of Commerce degree in Human Resources through Unisa. Maria is a key contributor in the areas of Strategic Organisational Planning. She has been instrumental in developing fair employment conditions for security officers which includes a job retention program. Maria is a firm believer that our company’s only assets are people and therefore need to take top priority.
Antoinette Morris has been in the security industry for 18 years. Her work career in the financial field stretches over the last 24 years. Antoinette enjoys new challenges and thrives on the dynamic and pressurised environment accounting offers. She is always willing to take healthy risks. She is driven by positive and competitive people and enjoys making a difference in her encounters with people.
Non-executive Marketing Director
Briss Mathabathe is a well-established South African business man. His career stretches over a period of nearly 40 years. His highly diversified portfolio includes security, mining, industrial, manufacturing, hospitality, construction, technology and farming. He is highly regarded within both the Government and Private Industries.