Regardless of the service you need or challenge you are facing, we have the expertise and experience to help.
We have spent more than three decades establishing a robust reputation in our market. We are committed to operating with the highest level of ethics, service and professional standards. Everything we do is supported by an unparalleled level of expertise and operational experience. The Neill Group operates New Zealand's largest network of field agents, security professionals, private investigators, repossession agents and process servers (legal document servers).
We are committed to operating with the highest level of ethics, service and professional standards. Our expertise is founded on the experience and knowledge of Dion Neill, a former member of the New Zealand emergency services and defence forces. Dion provides our clients with the benefit of 35+ years of security risk management, private investigation and paralegal experience. Dion was a foundation and executive committee member of the New Zealand Institute of Private Investigators Incorporated (NZIPI).
"We are committed to working together in a transparent partnership with every client regardless of size or stature. The bespoke solutions and professional services we provide are not static, they evolve with our clients needs"
Dion Neill, Founder & Licence Holder
Dion is a former Certified Fraud Examiner with a number of recognised qualifications in security, investigations and risk management. Dion He featured on the popular television series, ‘Private Investigators’ and was interviewed on the TVNZ Breakfast programme about his involvement with protecting high-profile people. Dion has spent a number of years conducting covert surveillance, managing undercover operations and handling hundreds of investigations.
In the 1980’s, Dion provided evidence in the High Court of New Zealand following a lengthy investigation focusing on significant theft within a large multi-national business. Dion’s evidence was key to the successful conviction of over 20 defendants in the High Court of New Zealand. In the security industry, experience matters. Our track record with
celebrities, VIPs, events and important places speaks for itself. Please note: Dion Neill and The Neill Group are not associated with Reon Viles or Wellington Investigations 2013 Limited.
Dion Neill and his associates are expert problem-solvers
Dion Neill is the driver behind Medic 1, The Neill Group and Protective Services (acquired by Platform 4 Group). Dion's security career began with a period of service in the New Zealand defence forces. Later, he was awarded a certificate in investigation skills from the Royal New Zealand Police College and certified as a fraud examiner. He featured on the TVNZ and Sky crime channel series, ‘Private Investigators’ and was interviewed on the TVNZ breakfast show regarding protecting high-profile people (bodyguarding) in New Zealand.
One of New Zealand's most experienced operatives
In the 1980s, Dion served his apprenticeship with a team of qualified former detectives, police officers, military personnel and government intelligence officers. He was trained in every aspect of conducting investigations, surveillance and gathering intelligence. Since then he has clocked up years of experience with surveillance, managing undercover operations and investigating dishonesty offences. Dion is a strong advocate for raising the level of professionalism and service delivery within the New Zealand private security industry.
Selected highlights from Dion's career:
- In 1989, Dion owned and operated his first security guard company, he employed a number of staff and acquired over 200 clients over a 3 year period.
- When government insurer, ACC needed to take fraud related investigations to a higher level, Dion was one of the first private investigators in New Zealand they selected.
- After providing personal protection services for a prominent Wellington business owner who received serious threats of violence, Dion went on to launch his high-level security company Protective Services (finalist in the 2021 New Zealand Security Awards).
- Dion personally managed the security for a sports team representing New Zealand in South Africa. He and his associates have worked as private security contractors in the world's most volatile regions.
- As a key witness in a major high-profile theft case, Dion withstood lengthy cross-examination in the High Court by the late Mike Bungay QC. Dion's evidence resulted in over 20 convictions.
- Dion and his associates provided security, transport, personal protection and operational support to music artists, film talent and high profile individuals, including Sting, Eminem, David Beckham, Sir Elton John, Tony Hawk, Jamie Oliver, Jenna Ortega, Kid Cudi (Scott Mescudi) and Sir Peter Jackson.
- In 2022, Dion was a named as finalist for the internationally recognised Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAS) in the category of outstanding security consultant and contracted security manager/director.
Security on a global scale
Dion is a strong advocate for raising the level of professionalism and service delivery within the security industry. He has worked as a senior manager with Group 4 Security (known globally as G4S). In this role, he was responsible for leading a national security team of over 500 staff and managing a number of major security contracts. Dion is a Skills New Zealand certified instructor for mandatory training required to obtain a security licence or certificate of approval from the Ministry of Justice (PSPLA).
After providing close personal protection for a prominent Wellington business owner who received serious threats of violence, Dion went on to launch his own high-level security company, Protective Services (acquired by Platform 4 Group). A speciality of Dion's is providing security, risk management and personal protection to the international film industry. He regularly provided his services to film production companies working throughout New Zealand, including A24, Apple TV and New Line Cinema.
- We will not omit any evidence or material information.
- Our findings will be presented in an unbiased and fact-based manner
Standards of conduct
- We always operate with legal compliance.Our work always complies with the law.
- We act with integrity and adhere to the highest ethical standards.
- We seek publicity only where it is an advantage to our business.
Conflicts of interest
We will not knowingly accept any assignments that are involve direct conflict of interest with past or existing clients.
Community and the environment
- We are committed to building strong partnerships.
- We embrace and respect cultural diversity.
- Our people interact in a respectful and professional manner.
- We nurture a safe and secure working environment.
- Client satisfaction is at the centre of everything we do.
- We responsibly manage the environmental impact of our business.
- We make a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate.
True nationwide coverage
The Neill Group have a strategic network of contracted field agents, process servers (legal document servers), licensed security consultants, licensed private investigators and licensed repossession agents that covers every district and region of New Zealand, including: Northland, Whangarei, Auckland, Wellsford, Warkworth, Orewa, Albany, Takapuna, Mangere, Manurewa, Pukekohe, Coromandel Peninsular, Thames, Waihi, Whangamata, Whitianga, Waikato, Hamilton, Te Awamutu, Cambridge, Huntly, Morrinsville, Matamata, Putaruru, Tokoroa, Otorohanga, King Country, Taumarunui, Te Kuiti, Waitomo, Bay of Plenty, Tauranga, Te Puke, Whakatane, Kawerau, Opotiki, Rotorua, Taupo, Turangi, Murupara, East Cape, Gisborne, Tolaga Bay, Tokomaru Bay, Ruatoria, Te Kaha, Taranaki, Wanganui, New Plymouth, Stratford, Hawera, Waitara, Inglewood, Manawatu, National Park, Waiouru, Taihape, Palmerston North, Marton, Bulls, Feilding, Ashhurst, Foxton, Horowhenua, Levin, Otaki, Kapiti, Waikanae, Paraparaumu, Paekakariki, Wellington, Plimmerton, Porirua, Tawa, Johnsonville, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Wainuiomata, Hawkes Bay, Wairoa, Napier, Hastings, Havelock, Waipukurau, Dannevirke, Wairarapa: Featherston, Pahiatua, Masterton, Carterton, Greytown, Tasman, Nelson, Blenheim, Picton, Motueka, West Coast, Westport, Greymouth, Hokitika, Wanaka, Queenstown, Twizel, Alexander, Te Anau, Canterbury, Christchurch, Kaikoura, Ashburton, Southland, Timaru, Oamaru, Dunedin, Invercargill, Balclutha, Mossburn, Gore.
Our team includes former detectives, police officers and intelligence specialists who are trained to understand criminal minds and think laterally.
Dion Neill and I have worked together since the late 1990s in a number of roles including event security, close personal protection, and private investigations. I have also engaged Dion as a specialist instructor for executive protection training for my security 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”
Personal Finance Limited
Dion Neill and The Neill Group are client-focused. The Neill Group team is very service and results orientated, their positive results over many years as our preferred field agents, process servers, and private investigators reflect their knowledge, tenacity, and unique skill set.
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”
Dion has a can do attitude and his drive and persistence provides the best possible outcome for his clients
Cuba Street Carnival
“It was a pleasure to work with Dion Neill who fulfilled his tasks as our contracted security manager in a highly professional manner. The event, from a security point of view, ran smoothly and we will certainly look to work with Dion again”
Dion, I highly recommend you based on my satisfaction with your professional manner and your excellent results.
Bluestone Australia & New Zealand
We contracted Dion Neill to provide field services throughout New Zealand. Dion and his team at The Neill Group are extremely reliable and hardworking, their work has always been of an excellent quality and very professional. – Bluestone Mortgages (Australia & New Zealand)
Simpson Western Lawyers
We use The Neill Group for tracing, process serving and investigations, they are efficient and always produce exceptional results.
Page Entertainment (Australia)
Your ability to diffuse and manage a volatile situation at our event was nothing less than outstanding! Dion, you delivered on your promise to keep our people safe. We have recommended you to others and have no hesitation in using your services again in the future.
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
Intercoll has a very strong relationship with The Neill Group over many years. We find them to be professional in all of their activities and I am personally impressed with their results, communication and reporting systems
International Celebrity Client
Thank you Dion, you made it safe for us to enjoy the beauty and wide open spaces of New Zealand. It was truly a remarkable experience for us all, we are sincerely grateful for your assistance.
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.
I have worked with Dion Neill for over 10 years, he is a very competent security professional and highly skilled private investigator. I have no hesitation in recommending Dion or The Neill Group for any security, process serving, private investigation, or associated field services in the greater Wellington region.
Westpac utilized the services of Dion Neill to assist our national fraud and security services team. I highly recommend Dion and The Neill Group, they are reliable and very professional.
Kevin Horack – Clearwater Projects (United Kingdom)
We appointed Dion Neill to act as our New Zealand agent several years ago. We have trusted Dion and his team with the safety and security of our clients who travel to New Zealand from various countries around the world. Dion has earned an excellent reputation for his high standard of professionalism, security management, operational planning and natural ability to… think outside the square. Read more “Kevin Horack – Clearwater Projects (United Kingdom)”
We engaged Dion Neill to provide corporate security and risk management services. Dion and his team were very discreet and professional, we have no hesitation in using their services again.
NZ Defence Industry Association
The security services provided by you were of a professional nature and were commented on favourably by all delegates, in particular, those from overseas.