Neil has over 25 years' experience in various roles in New Zealand capital markets. He joined Forsyth Barr as Research Director before being appointed Managing Director in 2001. Forsyth Barr is a leading New Zealand sharebroking firm and investment bank with ~335 staff across 21 offices throughout NZ and an office in Hong Kong. Forsyth Barr provides the full range of private client and institutional broking, wealth management and investment banking services advising over 50,000 clients on their investments.
Neil is Chair of the NZ Regulatory Board of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ), Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington and a former Director of NZX and CAANZ. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Finance Professionals NZ (INFINZ), having been Chairman of the NZ Society of Investment Analysts 1999-2001. He is an Authorised Financial Adviser, a Fellow Chartered Accountant, Chartered Member of the IOD and a member of the CFA Society NZ and Stockbrokers & Financial Advisers Association of Australia. Neil was an inaugural recipient of a Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership Award in 2005.
None of Forsyth Barr Limited or its related companies are registered banks.