Neil is a retired chartered accountant with extensive senior management and governance experience in the finance, banking and primary sectors. This was followed by a twenty five year career in health management within the community, not for profit, primary, secondary and tertiary health sectors.
Holding the position of President of Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand and Trustee of the New Zealand Multiple Sclerosis Research Trust, he also serves as an Advisor to the Claimants of the Treaty of Waitangi Wai 2575 Claim on the underfunding of Maori Primary Health providers.
Neil is also a full time caregiver to his wife Erin who has Multiple Sclerosis (MS). He enjoys golf, fishing and all sports in general as well as spending quality time with his family including his ten grandchildren.