Neil grew up on the family farm in Merredin before heading to Perth for university studies where he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1988. He worked as an accountant in Perth until he returned to Merredin in 1992 when he joined Byfields, and he has been servicing farmer clients since that time. Neil transferred to Byfields Perth office in 2006 and continues to service predominately farmer clients from Geraldton to Esperance.
Neil became a director of Byfields in 1996 and has a passion for the farming industry especially in relation to succession planning. He is a Certified Practising Accountant as well as a Chartered Accountant. Neil has been involved in numerous community and sporting organisations in the past and currently provides financial counselling to cancer patients via the Cancer Council of WA on a pro bono basis. Neil is married to Megan and has four children Laura, Lucinda, Alexander and Amelia and his interests include his children’s’ sport and football.