Neil joined WSNZ in August 2016 after a 20 year career in the Public Service in Wellington. Initially focusing on policy roles, Neil has in recent years been involved in organisational strategy, performance and planning in a number of agencies. Growing up in coastal Kapiti just north of Wellington, Neil was a keen beach swimmer and dabbled in surfing and diving in his teens. He now focuses on ensuring his 2 children develop water skills and safely enjoy the beaches of New Zealand. A craft beer enthusiast, Neil samples widely from the range of New Zealand beers that are now available.