Started in 2005 our mission was to change the perception of the security officer through delivering World class, trained professionals, dedicated to protecting people and property in both the public and private sectors


A growth of 8000% in eight years from 2011-2019 has seen us show that by having a passion for excellence through the training of our staff and utilizing the latest technological advances from around the World to safeguard our clients, we are fast becoming New Zealand’s Security Company of choice when it comes to delivering peace of mind.

Matt Wood         CEO & Director
Tom Walters
National Operations 
Michael McBurney
Queenstown Operations 
Natasha Hinch      Administration & EA

Matt  is  the CEO and Director of the October Protection Group.

Matt’s passion for the business has driven him since he joined in 2010 and it is this driving force and passion that keeps October Protection thriving at the level it is today.

Matt has worked as a close protection operative, self defence trainer and security operative for over 24 years. He has also provided Risk Management and Close Protection services to many VIPs, celebrities and dignitaries.

Holding a diploma in Criminal Psychology Matt's consultancy work means he is on advisory panels for many areas of  the Security and Protection Industry

Tom has over 13 years’ experience in working across a variety of Public and Private sector companies across New Zealand, England and Canada including Security, Media, Banking, Environment Agency, Civil Engineering, National Health Service, Hospitality


His roles have included, Senior Security Operative, Security Manager, Operations Manager, Health & Safety Operative, Media Executive, Sales and Marketing Consultant, Customer Service, Human Resources and Administration

He was promoted to National Operations Manager in Sept 2019 in recognition of his outstanding work & loyalty over the last five years

Michael has been with the business for several years now, starting in the hospitality division before moving into a Supervisor role in 2019. Through the pandemic, Michael showed his versatility and adapted to the needs of other areas of the industry, heading up our Mobile Patrols and Static Division. In 2022 Michael was promoted to Operations Manager for the Queenstown branch and has fast become the face of security and helped to grow the business in his short tenure to date.

Natasha provides administration support including Payroll and Executive services to the CEO. She joined the team a year ago, just after getting back from her two years overseas experience working and living in London.


With holding a certificate in Administration and Technology and previously managing two beauty salons, she has a high-level of attention to detail, professionalism and an understanding of business. Natasha has a conscientious attitude and will respond to any queries that come her way.


Just some of our Security Professionals