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The Colt Management Team

CEO – Glenn Cartwright
Glenn has enjoyed over 30 successful years in the security industry. He has held executive board positions with Chubb, Austen and the Klipton Group. He has received extensive international training in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Scotland, Canada, USA and Japan – in technologies that include access control, alarms, CCTV and networks. He started Colt Security in 1994 and has guided and grown the business exponentially over time to the successful niche service provider that Colt has become established and respected for in the industry. His Grade B PSIRA registration number is 4232 – making him one of the first registered security officers in South Africa. He is a member of the national executive of SAIDSA – the industry association that sets standards for and controls the electronic security industry. He is a PADI Master Scuba Diving Instructor as well as a PADI Specialty Instructor with several thousand successful certifications. He holds post graduate degrees in business management, marketing and accounting practice. His primary driving passion is naturally Colt as well as fast motorcycles, gourmet cooking, photography and of course scuba diving.
General Manager – Technical Operations – Michael Brett
Michael brings over 20 successful years of technical security experience to the Colt Management team. He has held senior management positions with the Elvey Group, BPT and DSC. He has spent many years in a supplier role to the industry, including product development, installer training, direct sales and market growth. He has received extensive international training and certification in many hi-tech products and systems in Canada, Japan, UK and USA. He has a unique hands-on approach to projects and is an amazing mentor and guide to the excellent Colt technical installation and service crews that work for him. He is an executive member of the SAIDSA national technical committee that develops, executes and monitors standards for installations, products and training syllabi for the industry.


General Manager – Guarding Division – Karien Cartwright
Karien has 15 years’ experience in human resources and general business administration with large listed companies. She is a Grade A PSIRA registered security officer and well versed in the standards required for security officers to perform their duties. She has a close working relationship with her team of senior supervisors as well as the hundreds of guards deployed to Colt’s many valued client sites. She manages and controls all HR matters including employment, disciplinary procedures and resource deployment.


Senior Manager – Guarding Operations – Lionel Mbotshwa
Lionel Mbotshwa has 15 years’ experience in human resources and general business administration with large listed companies. She is a Grade A PSIRA registered security officer and well versed in the standards required for security officers to perform their duties. She has a close working relationship with her team of senior supervisors as well as the hundreds of guards deployed to Colt’s many valued client sites. She manages and controls all HR matters including employment, disciplinary procedures and resource deployment.