Managing Director


Bruce is a Director and Shareholder of RISQ New Zealand Limited. Bruce spent 11 years in the New Zealand Police and during that time worked across a range of uniformed duty roles. The last four years of his service were in the Criminal Investigation Branch as a Detective. Bruce founded The Couper Group Ltd upon leaving the Police, which became the largest provider of Investigative and Security Consultancy Services in NZ by the time it was sold in 2002, comprising of 34 FTEs and a turnover of $4 million. Since 2002 Bruce has worked in a senior strategic role with another security and investigative consultancy, before spending 15 months working exclusively in the Australian market. He was engaged as a contract trainer to an RTO delivering qualification based training courses to Federal and Commonwealth agencies on Fraud Control and Investigations across Australia. Along with Guy Underwood, Bruce created RISQ New Zealand business in 2007 and has been a Director since that time.


Bruce delivers specialist training in the areas of fraud prevention, personal safety and conflict management. He develops and delivers such training programmes for a number of NZ Companies and Government Agencies. Bruce has been in the private sector for over 20 years and in that time has managed and delivered a wide range of investigations, most recently with a strong emphasis on surveillance and pretext investigations. Bruce spends considerable time managing client relationships and developing new strategies to optimise client results and benefits. Bruce is an industry leader within the Private Investigation field in New Zealand and is widely respected by his peers.

Qualifications & Professional Associations

Bruce is a former Chairman and now a Life Member of the NZSA (New Zealand Security Association).

Professional Associations:

  • Bruce is a former Chairman and now a Life Member of the NZSA (New Zealand Security Association);
  • Current member of ASIS International and the ASIS New Zealand Chapter;
  • Former Chairman of ASIS New Zealand;
  • Current member of NZIPI (New Zealand Institute of Professional Investigators).

Bruce is able to speak of all security related matters at conferences and the like. Please contact RISQ for further information.