Meet the Team

Tony Groves

Tony has had an 18-year career in both the Defence Force and as a Risk Management Consultant. He holds a Diploma of Government (Security), Diploma of Security and Risk Management, Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership and a Master of Science in Counter-terrorism Studies.

Josh Jacobsen

Josh spent 9 years in the New Zealand Defence Force, first in the Royal New Zealand Navy as a Diver before transferring to the New Zealand Army. During his time in the military he deployed twice to Afghanistan. Josh holds a BA in Politics and Defence Studies.

Mel gained her experience working with the New Zealand Defence Force through her postgraduate studies. Currently working within the Intelligence community, she holds a Master of Arts in Social Anthropology and is working towards a Diploma in Intelligence Analysis.

Maria Topia-Groves

Maria has an extensive background in customer service gained from a vast range of diverse industries including hospitality, construction, media and health and wellness. Maria works behind the scenes supporting the team and is currently working towards an advanced diploma in business.


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