Sam founded Southern Cross in 2005 after identifying a need for competitive, customer-focused security in the industry. Prior to this had held progressively senior roles within some of Australia’s largest security companies. Having been recognised as the WSABE Young Entrepreneur of 2014, Sam continues to lead the company with pride and confidence.
Sam Johnson established the Southern Cross Group (SCG) business in 2005 with four team members in Sydney. The business has undergone a remarkable transformation since its humble beginnings to become one of Australia’s leading providers of integrated service solutions employing staff in Australia and overseas to support our business growth. Sam continues to inspire the Management team and staff at Southern Cross Group and has gained respect from the business community.
Sam has over 10 years senior management experience in integrated service delivery, allowing him to develop and maintain excellent client relationships. Sam holds formal education in business management and risk management, as well as Australian Government Security Negative Vetting Level 1.
As founder and CEO of Southern Cross Group, Sam has rapidly expanded his business, quickly becoming a major player in the industry. Sam has established a highly recognised organisation that holds a competitive stance among other provider in regard to service delivery, capability, expertise and cost. With experience in legal awareness, Sam has proven himself an excellent leader for the ever-growing company.
Sam’s impressive career path has seen him accomplish an incredible amount in a relatively short time, holding progressively senior roles since joining the security industry. He seeks to set himself and Southern Cross Group apart by placing customer services as the central focus for the company. This ideal has been recognised in a number of clients including:
- Westfield Australia
- Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
- Sydney Maritime Trade Towers
- British American Tobacco Australia
- Australian Trade Commission
- McDonalds Australia
Rapidly expanding to a global company, Sam has assisted in building tailored service packages from the ground up in a range of market sectors including retail, construction, education, and government.
Sam’s diverse experience has granted him an advanced level of insight in relation to the most up to date technologies and market trends, and a comprehensive understanding of what is required on-site from service personnel.
Sam has been awarded the 2014 North West Sydney Business Awards under the category The Young Entrepreneur. This award recognises an inspirational young person who, through their own commitment and passion, has built and operates a successful business.