John Paul Payas joined OSG as General Manager in June 2012 after 22 years military services with the Royal Gibraltar Regiment ending a successful and exemplary military career as the Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) with achievements in both operational and Regimental duties. Throughout his career he served in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Sierra Leonne and performed Public Duties at Buckingham Palace as both a Platoon Sergeant and RSM. John Paul participated and headlined several Multi National Exercises in Morocco, Gambia, Bermuda and Jamaica developing training and Operational requirements for National Forces.
John Paul’s appointment as GM of OSG coincided with the merger of three security companies, Security Express, Watch It & Secure It. Under his management John Paul has turned three individual companies into the successful security company OSG has become, with three departments covering everything from Physical Security to CCTV, CIT (Cash in Transit) and Cash Management. Under his direction the company has grown from strength to strength employing over 160 employees.
Another area of the business which John Paul has nurtured and grown into a successful enterprise is Event Management. For the last four years OSG, under John Paul’s guidance, has provided security for the widely popular MTV Gibraltar Calling Music Festival which draws in crowds from Spain and UK. During these Events John Paul has provided personnel Security for artists such as Rita Ora, Kings Leon and The Script, to name but a few.
His military experience coupled with his sharp business sense has put OSG at the forefront of Gibraltar’s Security Industry, making it the market leader in Gibraltar.