Neil has more than 30 years executive management experience with public and private enterprise businesses, across NZ, UK, UAE and Australia. Specialising in technology and innovation, Neil has also developed business, financing and re-structuring plans for businesses in a wide range of industries.
His specialist interest is in the use of technology to add real value to business activities ensuring that it’s the business that gets the value! To support this he has also been actively involved in both capital structuring and capital raising activities for a number of startups including negotiations with bankers and other financiers.
These skills have also lead Neil to be directly responsible for the market and business development of a number of new technology solutions. This unique blend of technical, finance and sales experience has proved invaluable in the ability to creatively solve and articulate solutions to complex business challenges which is reflected in his strong problem solving and business analytical skills.
He has been actively involved in the Entrepreneurship education and research activities at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. He has previously held a fractional position as the Executive Manager, External Relations for The Australian Centre of Entrepreneurship Research, and also lectured in new venture Strategy, Venture Capital and New Venture Growth on the QUT MBA program.
Since 2012 Neil has been actively involved in the Mining Sector, working for 5 years in a number of senior management roles for a Mining Services Contractor, HSE Mining, and since 2017 as a contractor on change, innovation and technology projects for BHP.
Neil has completed an MBA at QUT, with a specialisation in entrepreneurship and innovation.