Directors

GLYNN RIGBY

FOUNDING DIRECTOR

Glynn left the New Zealand Police in 1997 and spent the following eight years as an investigator in the private sector, based in Auckland and Christchurch.

In 2005, Glynn established his own business, Zavést, with the goal of developing an Investigation company that was client centric. That model has led Glynn around the world, investigating multi-million dollar corporate frauds, asset recoveries, thefts and missing persons enquiries.

Glynn manages the CANTERBURY office of Zavést. He is a Trustee of the New Zealand Public Interest Project and is a long term member of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Investigators.

TIM MCKINNEL

DIRECTOR

Tim joined Zavést as a Director in 2008 following three years as a commercial investigator in London and Auckland. Earlier he had been a detective in the New Zealand Police. Tim has a particular interest in criminal, human rights and environmental investigations.

Tim was a finalist in the NZ Herald 2015 Person of the Year awards for his work on the Teina Pora case, leading the investigation that overturned Mr Pora's wrongful convictions for rape and murder, and saw Mr Pora receive an apology and $2.5 million in compensation from the New Zealand government.

Recently, in addition to New Zealand based projects, Tim has conducted investigations around the world, including South East Asia, West Africa and the Pacific.

Tim holds a Masters degree in Social Science.

He is Auckland based and manages Zavést's HAWKE'S BAY office.

BRENT BILLS

DIRECTOR

Brent joined Zavést as the Director of the Auckland office in 2012 having previously been an Investigation Manager at a leading New Zealand insurance company. Prior to that, he had worked as an Investigator for a number of Government agencies and was also a Detective in the New Zealand Police.

Brent is a highly experienced and skilled investigator whose ability to operate in the regulatory environment has led to a number of quality outcomes for employers and clients alike. Experience in both the public and private sectors has given Brent the ability to consistently produce quality outcomes in criminal and commercial environments.

Brent holds two degrees, a Bachelor of Science (Maths) and a Bachelor of Commerce (International Business and Marketing).

Brent manages Zavést's AUCKLAND office.

DARRIN MITCHELL

DIRECTOR

Darrin has over 24 years experience working in investigation, including compliance, enforcement, risk education, mitigation and prosecution. He joined the NZ Police in 1991 where he spent a majority of his career in the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB). For the last 10 years he has been in a management position at the Accident Compensation Corporation, predominantly as an Area Investigation Manager for Integrity Services. In this role he was responsible for both strategic and operational activities, leading a team of investigators who focused on fraud investigation and the identification and mitigation of all integrity risks for the Corporation.

Darrin holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Business administration and is currently completing an M.B.A.

He recently joined Zavést and brings with him a broad range of skills and experience, including strategy development, investigation, legislative compliance and change management. Like all the team at Zavést, he is an experienced criminal investigator, and has managed investigation files at the District Court and High Court levels.

Darrin prides himself in providing clients with service beyond expectation,and his well recognised by clients for his attention to detail.

Darrin manages Zavést's WELLINGTON office.

"Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth." Ambrose Bierce

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