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Meet the team

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.
Leadership Team

Andy Grant

General Manager

ASG Technologies


 

Joining TPT Group after a 31-year career as a Warfare Officer in the Royal New Zealand Navy, Andy has a very wide range of diverse organisational experience, with an excellent ability to lead complex and disparate operational functions. 

 

Andy can draw on a broad range of experiences from many roles; including military security and aviation, and apply them to his role as the General Manager of ASG Technologies Ltd.

Culminating his sea-going career as the Captain of the frigate HMNZS TE KAHA, Andy took his ship and team to many parts of the world and received a prestigious Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership Award in 2007.

 

Andy now leads the talented ASG Technologies team, as they look to practice exponential thinking to solve complex problems.

Steven Murdoch

General Manager Commercial

TPT Group
 

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.

Hayden George

General Manager

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.

Amanda Moore

Business Manager

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.

Ester Nicolay

General Manager

TPT Group - People, Culture & Systems


 

Ester is the General Manager People, Culture and Systems and looks after all the non-financial head office functions. Ester joined Advanced Security in Auckland in 2008 as the Service Coordinator.

After other administrator roles within the Group, in 2013 Ester stepped into the HR Manager role, completing HR Foundations in 2014. In the same year she started a Bachelor of Business Degree which she finally completed in 2020. Ester also became a Chartered Member of HRNZ in 2020.

Between 2013 and 2021 Ester’s team has grown from being just her to 6, now supporting the business with Head Office functions.

 

Ester is incredibly proud of all that her team accomplish every day and acknowledges that without them, the great outcomes reached every day wouldn’t be achieved.

Tony Peace

Special Projects Manager

TPT Group

 

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. 

 

 

 

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.
 

Mike Marr

CEO and Managing Director

TPT Group
 

 

Appointed: October 1999

 

​Mike 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 21 years Mike has led 10 successful start-up companies and completed 11 acquistions.  TPT Group comprises companies in the electronic security, information technology, future innovation including robotics and artificial intelligence, finance, and commerical property sectors.

 

He 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, Rhema Media, Eqalis Pharmaceuticals and he also sits on the AUT University Business School Advisory Board.  He is also Chair of The Runway Foundation and was recently elected as a trustee of Counties Power Consumer 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.

 

 

 

Graeme Hansen

Independent Chair


 

 

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.

Brendan Wood

Independent Director


 

 

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.

 

 

 

Ken Davis

Independent Director


 

 

Appointed: September 2019

 

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.

 

 

 

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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.
Join the team

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.

Serious support


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.