Neil was appointed to the Activ Board in 2011 and was elected board Chair in October 2018. Neil completed his time serving on the Board in 2021, and is now a member of the Activ Council.
His career includes more than 25 years’ in executive roles in the corporate sector in the UK and public and community services sectors in Western Australia. Until December 2018, Neil was CEO of Richmond Wellbeing, an organisation that operates in the area of mental health recovery services.
Previous roles include Executive Director of the Drug and Alcohol Office, a position he held for seven years and during which he was seconded by the Minister for Mental Health to lead the establishment of the WA Mental Health Commission. Before joining the Drug and Alcohol Office in 2008, Neil held the position of Executive Director of Healthway for five years and four years as Director of Accommodation Services in the Disability Services Commission.
Throughout his career Neil has focused on improving wellbeing outcomes, particularly for disadvantaged populations. He is highly experienced in change and program management and has an extensive record in planning and successfully managing organisational reforms.