Introducing Dion Neill, Licensed Private Investigator & Security Professional Since 1987.

April 28, 2023
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Introducing Dion Neill, Licensed Private Investigator & Security Professional Since 1987.

The Neill Group (TNG) is owned and operated by Dion Neill. He is a former member of the defence forces and emergency services. In 1987, Dion commenced training with former police officers, military personnel, and intelligence specialists. In 2003, Dion featured on the popular television series, ‘Private Investigators’. He was also interviewed on TVNZ Breakfast regarding protecting high profile people.

Dion was one of the first private investigators to carry out assignments for the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC). He provided evidence in the High Court relating to a lengthy theft investigation. Dion’s evidence was instrumental in securing a number of convictions. Dion has published articles on identifying fraud, workplace theft, personal safety and providing executive protection.

Dion was certified as a fraud examiner, and awarded a Certificate in Investigation Skills from the Royal New Zealand Police College, Dion achieved a Diploma in Security and Risk Management along with a number of other credentials. Dion is a qualified facilitator and conflict management instructor, he was one of the first NZQA qualified instructors to facilitate the national certificate in security.

Selected highlights from Dion Neill’s career:


2023: Finalist – Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs).


2022: Finalist – Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs).


2022: Security Consultant – ACCOR Hotel Group.


2021: Finalist – New Zealand Security Industry Awards.


2021/2022: Board Member – Platform 4 Group (P4G Security).


2021: Qualified Facilitator – Conflict Management (Skills NZ).


2021: Security Manager – Miss Taylor, Dancing Pictures & NZ Film Commission (Film Productions).


2020: Security Provider – A24 & Apple TV (Productions: ‘X’, Pearl & Mr. Corman).


2020/2022: Security Provider – Avalon Film & Television Studios.


2020/2022: Security Provider & Security Consultant – Lane Street Studios.


2008/2009: Security Consultant – Animal Health Board (1080 Programme).


2004: Personal Protection Officer – Tony Hawk, World Champion Skateboarder.


2004/2022: Security Driver – Eminem, Sir Elton John & Guns N’ Roses.


2004: Instructor – Wellington Door Staff Association (NZ Hospitality Industry)


2003: Security Manager – The Hobbit (Private VIP Event).


2001: Security Team & Security Driver (Film Talent) – Lord of the Rings World Premier.


2001/2021: Founder & Managing Director – Protective Services (Acquired by Platform 4 Group).


2001: Achieved a Diploma of Security & Risk Management (Australia).


2000: Achieved Certificate in Security Operations – Level IV (Australia).


2000: Achieved National Certificate in Security – Level IV (Including Personal Protection).


2000: Personal Protection Officer – Sir Peter Jackson (Olympic Torch Relay).


2000: Executive Care & Personal Protection Training (New York & Los Angeles, USA).


1999: Achieved Certificate in Executive Protection – Alan Kinnane & Associates.


1999: Foundation Instructor – National Certificate in Security.


1999: Registered NZQA Workplace Assessor – Security Industry.


1999: Personal Protection Officer – Jamie Oliver, Celebrity Chef.


1997: Awarded Certificate in Investigation Skills – RNZPC.


1997: Achieved Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Qualification.


1996: Security Manager – Touring Sports Team in South Africa.


1989: Established Kapiti Security (Later sold with 200 + clients).


1989: Key Witness as a Private Investigator – High Court of New Zealand.


1987: Obtained Certificate of Approval – Security Guard & Private Investigator.


1987: Commenced Formal Training – Security Consultant & Private Investigator.