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.
Bluestone Australia & New Zealand
The Neill Group are extremely reliable and hardworking, their work has always been of an excellent quality and very professional. – Bluestone Mortgages
I have worked with Dion over at least the last 10 years and have no hesitation in recommending The Neill Group for any investigative or associated services in the Wellington region
Dion and I have worked together on multiple occasions for almost 2 decades in a number of roles including Event Security, Personal Protection, and Investigations. I have also engaged Dion as a specialist instructor when running Executive Care training for my staff. Dion constantly delivers a high level of skill and performance. It is refreshing to be able to task… and forget knowing the job will be completed to my expectations. I have no hesitation in recommending any service Dion has to offer as I know the professionalism and depth of knowledge that underpins it Read more “First Contact”
I have been utilizing the services of The Neill Group in the Wellington area for several years now and am VERY happy with the service which Dion and his team provide. They operate in a very professional manner and the work is always completed in a timely way. I have no hesitation at all in recommending Dion Neill for assistance… which you may require Read more “Avon Investigations”
Your security team were very discreet and professional. We have no hesitation in using your services again
Dion, I recommend you based on my satisfaction with your professional manner and your excellent results.
Dion has a can do attitude and his drive and persistence provides the best possible outcome for his clients
I’ve worked with Dion over the last 3 years. Every time that I have engaged his services, he has been responsive and has completed the job quickly. His reporting is done in a timely fashion. Dion is great to work with, reliable and responsible
I highly recommend The Neill Group, they are reliable and professional.
Personal Finance Limited
Client focused and results orientated, their positive results reflect their knowledge and tenacity.
White Fox & Jones Lawyers
We have used The Neill Group for process serving on a number of occasions, we have always been impressed with their efficiency and professionalism.
Our company has had a strong relationship with The Neill Group for some time. We find them to be professional in all of their activities and I am personally impressed with their results, communication and billing systems
Simpson Western Lawyers
We use The Neill Group for tracing, process serving and investigations, they are efficient and always produce exceptional results.