Matt Wood CEO & Director
Projects & Events
Heiko Van Zwieten
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
With over twenty four years experience in the Hospitality and Security industries, Conor has recently been transitioned from Operations Manager for October’s Queenstown and Wanaka operation, to Christchurch where he is now based and working out of our head office as our new General Manager for all sectors of October Protections business interests.
With a focus on both client and customer satisfaction, professionalism and integrity and a dedication to getting it “Done right the first time”, we are sure that Conor will be able to assist you with all your security requirements and queries.
Mark joined October Protection in September 2014 with 16 plus years of experience in the Security and Hospitality industry.
In 2017 Mark Stepped into the Project Managers Role and is currently overseeing projects all over New Zealand
Mark has a passion for the New Zealand Security Industry and see's that through training and the sharing of knowledge New Zealand Security can take its rightful place on the International scene.
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
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.
New to the team at the beginning of 2020 Heiko has sales and relationship management experience from several years in the medical devices industry in the UK, now applying his trade at growing and managing new business for October Protection.
A talented rugby player, Heiko knows that it takes hard work and application to deliver the best and his attention to detail in delivering on the clients' needs is well represented.