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Business and operating principles           

We have spent more than three decades establishing a robust reputation in our market, everything we do is supported by an unparalleled level of professional expertise and operational experience. Dion Neill has been successfully operating in the international security and private investigation market since 1987. The Neill Group aims to build on this legacy by conducting our activities in accordance with the following business and operating principles:                                                      

  • We will not omit any evidence or material information.
  • Our findings will be presented in an unbiased and fact-based manner. 
Conflict of interest                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • We will not knowingly accept any assignments that are in direct conflict of interest with past or existing clients.
  • No business objective will take priority over our health, safety and environmental responsibilities.
Standards of conduct                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  • Always operate with legal compliance.
  • Act with integrity and adhere to the highest ethical standards.
  • Seek publicity only where it is an advantage to our business.
Community and environment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Commit to building strong partnerships.
  • Embrace and respect cultural diversity.
  • Interact in a respectful and professional manner.
  • Nurture a safe and secure working environment.
  • Ensure client satisfaction is at the centre of everything we do.
  • Responsibly manage the environmental impact of our business.
  • Make a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate.

Dion Neill and his team are expert problem-solvers

Dion Neill is the driver behind Code 1, The Neill Group and Platform 4 Group (formally Protective Services) in Wellington.  He 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.

One of New Zealand’s most experienced operatives

In the 1980s, Dion served his ‘apprenticeship’ with Terry Mortensen and a team of qualified former detectives, police officers, military personnel and intelligence officers. He was trained in every aspect of security, investigation and surveillance work. Here are some highlights from Dion’s career:

  • As a surveillance operative witness in a high-profile theft case, Dion famously withstood cross-examination in the High Court by the late Mike Bungay QC. His evidence over several weeks resulted in over 20 convictions.
  • When ACC needed to take fraud investigation to a higher level, Dion was one of the first licensed private investigators they selected.
  • A prominent Wellington business owner was receiving serious threats of violence, so Dion was assigned to protect her. This high-risk security assignment was the catalyst for Dion to expand into 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. 
Security on a national scale

In 1999, Dion became senior manager with Group 4 Security (known globally as G4S). In this role, he was responsible for leading a large national security team, along with the
management of key security contracts. During this time, Dion became a certified fraud examiner, and achieved a Diploma of Security and Risk Management
(Australia), along with a number of other internationally-recognised credentials.  

Awards and community service

Dion was a finalist for the 2021 New Zealand Security Awards. He 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. He has also been recognised for his contribution as a community-based volunteer first responder. Dion is a passionate supporter of St John, GoodSAM, Flashlight, Life Flight Trust and the  Wellington Free Ambulance. Additionally, he is a proud recipient of the New Zealand Defence Forces Service Medal, St John Service Medal and Wellington Free Ambulance Long Service Award. 



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