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 

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

Mark Henderson The big friendly ginger looking after projects and events
Mark Henderson
Projects & Events 

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. 

Natasha Hinch      Administration & EA

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