Introducing Dion Neill

Dion Neill is the driver behind Code 1, The Neill Group and Platform 4 Group (formally Protective Services) in Wellington.  Dion has trained extensively over three decades with qualified detectives, police officers, military personnel and government intelligence specialists. Dion's security career began with a period of service in the New Zealand defence forces, followed by training at the Royal New Zealand Police College, where he gained a Certificate in Investigation Skills.

Dion served his "apprenticeship" in the 1980s with Terry Mortensen and a team of qualified former detectives, police officers, military personnel and intelligence officers. Dion was trained in every aspect of security, investigation and surveillance work. Dion was a surveillance operative in a high-profile theft case, he survived cross-examination in the High Court by the late Mike Bungay QC. Dion's evidence over several weeks resulted in over 20 convictions in the High Court. Dion was one of the first licensed private investigators in New Zealand to carry out assignments for the ACC.

In the same period, Dion was assigned to protect a prominent Wellington business owner from serious threats of violence. This high-risk security assignment was the catalyst for Dion to develop his interest in providing executive protection and close personal protection. In the 1990s, Dion personally managed the security and personal protection for a  sports team representing New Zealand in South Africa. Dion and his associates have worked as private security contractors in the world's most volatile regions including Asia and the Middle East. 

Dion departed from his career in the emergency services to accept a new challenge as a senior manager with Group 4 Security (known globally as G4S). In this role, he was responsible for leading a large security team along with the management of several national security contracts. Dion was certified as a fraud examiner and achieved a Diploma of Security and Risk Management (Australia), along with a number of other internationally recognised credentials.  

Dion is a proud recipient of the New Zealand defence forces service medal, St John service medal and long service award from the Wellington Free Ambulance. Dion has also been recognised for his contribution as a community based volunteer first responder, he is a passionate supporter of St John, GoodSAM, Flashlight, Life Flight Trust and the  Wellington Free Ambulance.   

Our associates include former detectives, police officers, military personnel and intelligence operatives who are trained to think laterally and outside the square.  

Why The Neill Group?

  • Our people are sourced exclusively from the security, defence forces, intelligence and law enforcement sector.
  • We are widely respected for our tenacity, knowledge and commitment to providing exceptional results.
  • Our capabilities are extensive; we manage hundreds of nationwide investigations and field assignments every year.
  • We have a proven track records that extends over three decades with industry recognised credentials. 
  • The team are vetted, police approved and government licensed; we carry out background and criminal history checks. 
  • Our technology, informants and intelligence sources throughout New Zealand and worldwide are second to none.
  • We operate New Zealand's largest network of field agents, private investigators, repossession agents and legal document servers.


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