Avsec is the official provider of aviation security in New Zealand



To deliver world class aviation security, while enabling a high quality, responsive passenger experience


We protect aviation

Our commitment

Read our Quality and Security Policy

The Board

The CAA is governed by a board of community and aviation industry representatives whose focus is strategic direction, accountability and performance. Click here to find out more about the board members.

Executive Team

Mark Wheeler - General Manager

Graham Puryer - Executive Group Manager

Tim Bowron - General Manager Corporate Services

Murray Breeze - Group Manager Compliance & Development

Karen Urwin - Group Manager Operations

Ben Smith - Group Manager Strategic Development

Janine Hearn - General Manager Organisational Development

John Kay - Deputy Chief Executive

Our Stakeholders

The Minister and Government who require good advice, value for money, our support and our contribution to achieving the objectives of Government;

The flying public who want safe and secure air transport; the public at large who want to have confidence in New Zealand civil aviation;

Over 1000 (April 2018) employees who want meaningful employment; commercial enterprises that depend on reliable, secure and efficient air transport;

The civil aviation community, which wants appropriate and equitable security services; and

International organisations and state aviation authorities (especially those in the Pacific) who want responsible technical interaction and, in the case of some South Pacific countries, assistance with coordination and capability building.