Neil founded GWI in 2006, growing the business from his kitchen table into a respected national professional services company.
Neil is now the Executive Chairman of GWI, working with clients each day to solve the most complex of business problems through data and information.
Passionate about productivity at a macro level, Neil is an active advocate of economic growth and the creation of public value. He provides tangible advice to global technology companies and all levels of government, with a focus on practical ways to leverage data for social and economic outcomes.
Neil was presented with the 2012 Pearcey Entrepreneur Award from the technology industry, which recognises industry leaders who provide information technology thought leadership and influence.
In 2014, Neil was appointed to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) Board of Directors as part of a new breed of directors to support the reform of the 150-year-old organisation into a centre for innovation. For four years spanning 2012 – 2016, Neil was Chairman of the Queensland Government Department of Education and Training (DET) Technology Risk and Audit Board, responsible for providing audit and risk management advice to the Assistant Director-General of Information and Technologies.
In 2016 Neil was appointed as a Councillor with the Queensland Futures Council, the foremost independent body shaping Queensland’s economic and social future. He was also appointed as a Director to the City of Brisbane Investment Corporation.