Peter (PJ) Benney
Advent Security Owner

Advent Security Owner Peter (PJ) Benney, is a distinguished professional with a remarkable background in law enforcement and a visionary leader in the security and risk management industry. With a career that spans over four decades, Peter Benney has amassed an unparalleled wealth of experience and expertise.

PJ’s journey began in 1974 when he joined the Victoria Police force, a career that would last until October 1989. During his tenure, he spent a significant portion of his time in the prestigious Victoria Armed Robbery Squad, a testament to his commitment to tackling some of the most challenging and high-stakes aspects of law enforcement.

In May 1990, PJ embarked on a new chapter in his career by founding Advent Security. Since its inception, Advent Security has grown to become a renowned specialist consultant in security and risk management, as well as a trusted provider of manpower and electronic security services. Peter Benney’s leadership has been instrumental in forming strong partnerships with clients, both small and large, across Australia and New Zealand.

Under his guidance, Advent Security has become synonymous with excellence in the field. The company specialises in providing manpower solutions and serves as a consultant for electronic security and risk management. PJ’s commitment to continuous improvement is evident in Advent’s approach, always seeking innovative and cost-effective ways to meet clients’ needs. The company’s ability to think outside the box and consistently deliver results has been a key factor in its sustained success and its ever-expanding client base.

As a leader, PJ has prioritised inclusivity and diversity within Advent Security. Recognising the talent within Indigenous communities, he has employed staff from different mobs, extending opportunities to Indigenous workers nationally. Over the years, Advent has proudly welcomed numerous members of the Aboriginal community into roles as security guards and loss prevention officers.

PJ’s commitment to Indigenous communities is further exemplified through partnerships with organisations like Kickin’ with a Cuz, an Indigenous football program aimed at providing opportunities for young individuals to engage in football while developing crucial life skills. PJ believes in the importance of initiatives like Kickin’ with a Cuz in fostering positive outcomes within Indigenous communities, aligning with Advent Security’s broader social responsibility efforts.

Peter Benney’s dedication to the security and risk management industry, coupled with his extensive experience in law enforcement, and commitment to Indigenous communities has made him an invaluable leader in the field. His visionary approach and unwavering commitment to excellence has solidified Advent Security’s reputation as a trusted and pioneering force in the industry, setting the standard for others to follow.