Neil Richardson has a diverse and successful track-record over thirty years of business life. This involves an unusual and comprehensive record of skills, experience and achievements in business management, marketing, enterprise governance, investment, advisory/consulting and academic pursuits. It has been applied as multi-skilled expertise in a diverse range of situations and responsibilities covering start-ups, multi-national corporations, joint-ventures, government/public sector and not-for-profits across many industries, markets and countries.
Neil is currently Chairman/Shareholder of New Zealand Home Loans and SmartTrade and is on the Board of Opportunity Hamilton and Child Matters. He is also a Co-Founder/Major investor in Endace and Imarda. He was previously Chairman of OHL, Visique, Norris Ward McKinnon, AgResearch and The Foundation for Research Science and Technology and Director of WEL Energy. He was also previously Managing Director of Gallagher Group. Neil is also an Adjunct Professor at Waikato Management School.
Neil holds a Bachelors Degree (with Merit) in Commerce (Marketing) and a Masters Degree in Commerce (marketing strategy and consumer behavior) from the University of New South Wales and a Juris Doctor Degree (business and trade practices law) from Southern Illinois University (USA).