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.
Hayden is the General Manager for Advanced Security Group, and is ultimately responsible for the leadership and management of the group.
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 is comfortable analysing a P&L spreadsheet, reviewing his infamous revenue forecasting tool, chatting with customers, or pitching with the team.
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.
He says one of the best things about his role is getting to see so many people grow and develop throughout their career with Advanced Security. He always enjoys seeing members of his team take on new opportunities, and flourish in new roles.
Amanda is the Business Manager of IT Engine, leading and overseeing the business in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. Based in Wellington, she is part of a well-established team that have collaborated together over the last 14 years. With 3 adult children, family is very important to Amanda, which is why she has always valued how strong the team relationships are at IT Engine.
Amanda joined IT Engine in 2007 in a part-time accounts role, and by 2009 she became full-time working admin and scheduling. Before entering her current role, she eventually became the Operations Manager in charge of administration, logistics, and scheduling. With strong operational experience as well as service management, Amanda knows the business inside-out and has been an exceptional asset to the business nationwide.
Amanda is especially proud of the team culture they have created at IT Engine, and she is a very grounded leader with a cohesive team. Her technical knowledge has substantially increased while working for IT Engine, and she still surprises herself when talking to clients and advise them on technology solutions for the best possible service.
Sam Crowther is the Business Manager for Cablenet, 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.
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, including retail, FMCG manufacturing, medical/healthcare, and 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 North Island Regional Manager for Advanced Security Group 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, Concord Security, Integrated Consulting, and at the present time, Active Alarms and Everlert.
He carries out the role of TPT Group Strategic Projects Manager and has supported acquisitions, including assisting with due diligence and acting in the role of General Manager of IT Engine.
General Manager / Human Resources
Teresa is the General Manager of Human Resources for Advanced Group. She has significant senior executive experience in human resources management across a diverse range of service industries. These roles include establishing the human resources function as for publicly listed NZX top 50 Arvida Group as General Manager Human Resources for 6 years. She has also led HR within as a number of top-tier professional services firms, as well as local government and hospitality.
Teresa’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Sociology), and postgraduate qualifications in both Human Resources Management (Cert. PMIR) and Training and Development (Dip. Business Studies). She is a generalist practitioner with depth and breadth of experience across the full range of human resources specialties, including organisational development, employment relations and health & safety. A Chartered Member of HRNZ, Teresa is a past President of the Auckland Branch. Teresa is also a member of the board of NZSA (New Zealand Security Association).
Teresa is passionate about the power of good people management to unleash the potential within the business for the benefit of the business as well as those working there.
General Manager - HSEQ
Don is the General Manager of Health & Safety and Environment 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 and Managing Director
Mike Marr was born in Pukekohe and is a New Zealand entrepreneur, he and his wife Terese are the founders and owners of TPT Group, Mike holds a number of governance roles.
Over 23 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, innovation 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 business people 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 Deputy Chair of electricity lines company Waipa Networks, Chair of Rhema Media, and Chair of The Runway Foundation., he is also an elected trustee of Counties Energy Trust.
He was previously a member of the AUT University Business School Advisory Board, and an Independent Director of Eqalis Pharmaceuticals.
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 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.
Graeme holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a graduate from the Harvard University AMP Programme.
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 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.
Brendan holds a Bachelor of Law with Honours.
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.
Robert is an experienced senior executive having held positions of General Manager and Managing Director during his 18 years at Electrix, one of New Zealand's largest Electrical and Gas contracting companies, where he oversaw a period of sustained growth.
He brings extensive commercial experience to the TPT Group board with a strong focus on people and safety.
Robert has significant experience in the Power Industry and holds an NZCE Electrical.
Previous governance roles include the industry-based EEA, and the PEET at University of Canterbury.
Appointed: April 2023
Amy Johnson is a respected Enterprise Business Technology and AI thought leader.
With a Business and Technology background, she is a Kiwi who is a global citizen studying at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and returning to New Zealand to co-found a highly successful global AI and Customer Experience Technology company where she serves as Chief Customer Experience Officer and COO.
She has a deep knowledge of enterprise systems, digital customer experience, customer journeys, enterprise value chain processes, AI and how these can be transformed to deliver further tangible returns for enterprises and their customers.
She is currently a Director of MyWave Limited and Closeburn Station Management Company Ltd.
Amy has a proven track record of commercialising technology in global markets and helps companies with digital strategies, data strategies, business process optimisation, employee productivity improvements, investment in new technologies and end to end customer journeys that increase sales and take out significant costs while improving the customer experience.
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