Management Team

Darcy-WGDarcy R. Kernaghan – President & CEO

In 1992, Darcy purchased Westguard Security with the goal of developing a higher tier security company focused on providing quality-driven unionized security resources for clients across western Canada. Westguard continued to grow and expand under Darcy’s direction and now provides highly trained security officers for a variety of industries including ports, hospitals and university campuses.

Darcy represented ASIS International in Canada as the Regional Vice President for four years and served on industry and university boards. A true believer in giving back to the community, he is very proud of the Westguard Make a Difference fund that not only supports but also gets involved with a long list of charities.

 

Lorna-proposalsLorna Clamp – Vice President, Strategic Planning

Lorna joined Westguard in 1993 and currently oversees Westguard’s branding, marketing and quality assurance activities, as well as all Westguard Cares charitable initiatives. Lorna implemented Securiguard’s ISO Certification Program in 1998, making our organization the first security company in North America to be ISO 9001 recognized.

Lorna has initiated several Sustainability Initiatives at the operational level of Westguard including paperless client proposals, an electronics recycling program for Westguard’s employees, and the installation of Nero GPS Tracking software in every vehicle. As a result, in 2011 we were invited to be one of the first companies to join Vancouver’s Corporate Climate Leader’s program.

 

Grace-Westguard-websiteGrace Cheng CGA – Director, Finance

Grace joined the Westguard Team in 2011. She brings to Westguard 25 years of experience in progressively more senior accounting positions in both the security and the real estate sectors.

Grace now oversees Westguard’s Finance Department including Payroll, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

She continues to oversee the evolution and development of several key Westguard systems such as our Winteam Enterprise Management system and our associated eHub online communication portal.

 

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Jennifer Sly – Operations Manager

Jennifer joined Westguard’s Vancouver Island team in 2013 and transferred to the Vancouver Branch in March of 2015. She brings to Westguard 20 years of Client Service experience in Education, Retail, Hospitals and Ports. Additionally, she has a background in managing both unionized and non-unionized employee teams.

Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University and has since completed a variety of enhanced customer service and leadership training courses.

She is now responsible for ensuring the consistent delivery of high quality services for all of Westguard’s operations across Greater Vancouver. Jennifer continues to provide important coaching and mentoring to site security teams so as to guarantee the safety and security of assets and people.