Our team | To tatou kapa
Our success has always come down to our people. We’re proud to be surrounded by a fantastic team of genuinely good people, who are committed to our values of excellence, innovation and exponential thinking.
We know that it's our team of experts that continue to shape and grow TPT Group for the future, as well as deliver to our customers.
Iain is an accomplished & experienced senior executive with over 20 years in the ICT sector, across African and ANZ markets. He has extensive product, marketing, strategy and sales background including a history of closing complex deals with key customers. As an implementer with a ‘can do’ attitude, Iain leads our team to carry through to completion. For the last 6 years Iain has been heavily involved in the IoT sector both at a network operators level and also taking end-end solutions to market.
Iain uses his passion for innovation, digital & disruptive technologies to evolve business performances & market offerings. A strategic thinker, Iain develops the big picture through strong analytical problem solving, and an understanding of key market trends and evolving/disruptive technologies.
Iain is a member of the NZ IoT Alliance and sits of the Smart Cities working group within the Alliance.
Outside of work, Iain uses his ‘can-do’ approach for the benefit of the community whereby he is the founder and chairman of Maungakiekie Songbird, a central Auckland community-based project that supports conservation activities in and around Auckland’s One Tree Hill. Iain’s also a keen mountain biker so come the weekends you will find him out and about in various bike parks and trails around Auckland.
Advanced Security Group
Hayden is the General Manager for Advanced Security Group including ASGSPL , and is ultimately responsible for the leadership and management of the business.
Hayden has worked in the industry since 1999. He joined Advanced Security in 2010 through the acquisition of Systems.Com in Wellington, where he took on the lower north regional managers role. In 2017 Hayden took on the GM role for Advanced Security.
Hayden’s background is in sales and management. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration Degree, and during his security career has also become board certified by ASIS International as a Certified Protection Professional and a Physical Security Professional. In 2020 he was the recipient of the NZSA visionary leadership award.
Hayden loves working for a value-first organisation, that has a great vision, ethos and culture. He's immensely proud of his team, and all the support staff behind the scenes.
General Manager Commercial
Steven is the General Manager Commercial for TPT Group, he is a passionate finance executive with a successful track record across different industries. (Retail, FMCG manufacturing, medical/healthcare, supply chain)
He is a commercially focused finance generalist with extensive experience in strategy, FP&A, controlling, business partnering, continuous improvement, M&A’s, IT, cost accounting and project management.
He has a strong expertise in treasury, financial risk management and internal controls.
Steven has a proven track record of coaching, mentoring and developing high performing teams.
He has successfully delivered on a broad range of highly complex strategic initiatives, restructures and organisational projects, delivering short term cost savings and long term growth opportunities.
Steven also leads Technology Leasing NZ.
General Manager - Strategic Projects
Tony joined the Group in 2005 as the Central Resgional Manager for Advanced Security Group. He transitioned to our team as part of the acquisition of Aspect Technology, an electronic security integrator in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty.
He is an experienced leader with a deep understanding of service and contracting businesses and led the integration of Aspect Technology and Concord Security into Advanced Security.
Today he carries out the role of Group Special Projects Manager and has supported acquisitions including assisting with due diligence and recently the role of General Manager of IT Engine.
Amanda is the Business Manager of IT Engine, leading and overseeing the business in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Based in Wellington, she works closely with her well established team who have collaborated over the last 14 years together.
With strong operational experience as well as service management, Amanda knows the business inside-out and is a grounded leader with a cohesive team. Amanda has a great understanding of the processes within the business and has been able to optimise these ensuring everything always runs smoothly. She is super customer focused with high attention to detail, driving these relationships forward and seeking out and resolving clients’ pain points with robust systems and processes.
She has been heavily involved with a number of successful recent projects as the business has grown and continues to forge a path forward for customers, in particular during the last couple of years of disruption with the global pandemic – offering new technology to clients and setting them up to work smarter, from anywhere.
Brand & Marketing Lead
Rebecca is the Group Brand and Marketing Lead for TPT Group, and manages all marketing and comms planning, content, strategies, and activities.
Rebecca joined TPT Group in 2020 with over a decade of experience in marketing, events, design and communications roles, and a strong sales background. She has a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Events Management, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing.
Having carved out a niche working with businesses in tech, Rebecca enjoys the challenge and people-centred aspects of creating strong insightful brand stories that deliver results and create positive change.
In her day-to-day role, she collaborates with nearly every department across the Group to share who we are and uncover opportunities to lead the business forward with a cohesive marketing approach.
Outside of work, Rebecca describes herself as a mama and wife, a crafter, writer, photographer, music listener, sustainability-warrior, brunch-er, and lazy day adventurer.
Sam Crowther is the Business Manager forCablenet, prior to this he was Upper North Island Regional Manager for Advanced Security,.
Sam joined Advanced Security in January 2018 as Contracts Manager and was promoted to Regional Manager in November that same year.
While Sam’s background prior to joining Advanced Security was not directly in access control or intruder detection he did have previous experience in CCTV from previous roles. When Sam left school he went directly onto the tools in the fire alarm industry working in projects and service, then moving into a role installing low voltage systems such as Nurse Call, MATV and intercoms.
Over the many years, Sam has been focused on moving off the tools and into management which is where he found a new passion. He's forever learning, and has now had roles spanning project management and regional management.
Sam loves what he does because of his team. He believes that without a strong and entrusted team you cannot accomplish anything - all our business accomplishments are a direct result of this principle. He enjoys seeing staff step into new roles and overcoming challenges ultimately helping them succeed, which is a key driver for him.
Creating an environment where staff, as well as customers can lean in for support is important for Sam. He enjoys working with people and organisations to align their security needs with innovative solutions for the future.
General Manager - Health, Safety, Envionment and Quality
Don is the HSEQ Manager for TPT Group.
He has a strong background in Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Management Systems and has held senior Health & Safety Management positions working for major multi-national companies in the UK, Europe, Middle East, and New Zealand.
Don started off his career as an engineering apprentice and has a diploma in Mechanical and Production Engineering. He has been a professional auditor for many years and holds professional audit qualifications, having spent many years as Certification Manager with one of the world’s leading certification bodies.
As a professional auditor he has been exposed to a diverse range of industry sectors and cultures in many different countries over the years, which he believes has given him a unique ability to view the world from many different angles and enjoys collaborating with people from all walks of life.
He has a real passion for Health, Safety and Sustainability practices and has always challenged himself to set and maintain high personal standards throughout his career.
Don is a self-confessed petrol head and rugby nut and spends most of his spare time either with a spanner in his hand or on the touch line at his local rugby club.
CEO & Board of Directors
TPT Group Holdings (NZ) Limited is governed by four directors all based locally in New Zealand.
TPT Group is committed to sound corporate governance that will ensure the company operates as efficiently as possible while providing for the appropriate level of accountability and transparency. The Board guides strategic direction and context and focuses on issues critical for the businesses successful execution.
The Board delegates management of the day-to-day affairs of the company to the Executive Team under the leadership of the Group Chief Executive Officer to deliver the strategic direction and goals determined by the Board.
Appointed: September 2019
Ken is a successful New Zealand entrepreneur having founded and grown CodeBlue, an IT services business, into a nationwide organisation.
Ken is also owns businesses internationally which are associated with software development, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Previous to CodeBlue, Ken was the General Manager of Toshiba Corporation.
Appointed: October 1999
Mike Marr was born in Pukekohe and is a New Zealand entrepreneur, he’s the founder and owner of TPT Group and he holds a number of governance roles.
Over 22 years Mike has led ten successful start-up companies and completed 13 acquisitions.
TPT Group comprises companies in the electronic security, data communications, information technology, robotics and artificial intelligence, finance, and commercial property sectors.
He started off his career as a young electrical apprentice and holds qualifications in electrical trade, electrotechnology, an Advanced Dip. Business, Dip. Management, Dip. Integrated Risk Management and a Dip. Project Management.
In 2020, Mike was acknowledged as a Blake Leader Awardee. This prestigious award recognises inspirational New Zealanders whose leadership style has delivered high-impact results and contributed to a more sustainable future for Aotearoa.
2017, he was one of two Global recipients of the Beta Gamma Sigma Medallion of Entrepreneurship (the first recipient to be awarded the Global honour outside of the USA). The Medallion for Entrepreneurship is awarded to noteworthy Global businesspeople who combine innovative business achievement with service to humanity. In 2014, he was a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for NZ.
Mike is a professional director of electricity lines company, Waipa Networks, and Rhema Media, until recently he sat on the AUT University Business School Advisory Board. He is Chair of The Runway Foundation and was recently elected as a trustee of Counties Energy Trust.
Mike and his wife Terese founded The Runway Foundation in 2015, a registered NZ Charitable Trust providing support for families experiencing the challenge of ADHD but also to support the wider community. He is a strong believer in giving back to the community and supports several charities and community initiatives including Lifewise, Community Food Banks and Crisis Funds.
He is a Pukekohe High School old boy and he and his wife Terese are deeply supportive of many community initiatives.
Appointed: July 2014
Graeme was the Managing Director of Barclays Private Banking globally and also held CEO roles for Barclays in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, spanning 13 years.
He has been CEO of both the New Zealand Racing Board and Public Trust in New Zealand.
In addition to TPT Group company roles, he also chairs other private entrepreneurial firms.
His previous governance roles include independent directorships for The Warehouse Group Financial Services, BBC Technologies, PGGW Finance, the NZ Spinal Trust and Toronto East General Hospital.
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Appointed: July 2014
Brendan is a highly regarded New Zealand commercial lawyer residing in Auckland as a Partner with Daniel Overton & Goulding. Brendan specialises in acquisitions, commercial law and commercial property.
He also holds various Independent Trustee roles as well as Director roles.
One of his recent roles included been an Independent Director of listed company Just Life Group.
CEO and Managing Director
We're deeply passionate about our people, and know that it's our team who enable us to succeed every day.
We're always looking for great individuals to join our award-winning group, and come with us on the journey to build great businesses.
At TPT Group, growing great businesses is also about securing and supporting our people. We want our staff to bring their whole selves to work, and we support them to do this.
We're committed to empowering, engaging and recognising our teams, helping them to achieve greatness every day. We have an array of policies, and perks and benefits that help acknowledge, reward and support our staff.
Every day perks
Our every day perks include gym membership discounts, team lunches and home alarm monitoring. Our managers are also able to recognise staff at anytime through family dinners out, and financial bonuses for stellar performance. We're committed to making sure our employees know we care.
Group staff awards.
Each year we bring our teams together to celebrate the year, recognise our achievements, and honour our award-winning staff. Bringing together our staff and their families is an TPT Group tradition, and an event we look forward to hosting.
Learning and development
Building and fostering high-performing and engaged teams is something we're so proud of. We encourage regular training opportunities for all staff, as well as additional guidance for managers. Along with third-party training and apprenticeship programmes, we've invested in our own internal leadership scholarships to further develop our workforce.
We know that it's our people who enable us to succeed everyday, so when they're faced with big life challenges, we're there to support them. Whether it's through our free counselling and employee assistance programme, emergency financial support fund, or care through serious illness, we value and support our people at every step.