Neil is the Group Manager Technical and Quality for Silver Fern Farms Ltd. His role is to implement and manage food safety and regulatory systems that underpin the Silver Fern Farms “Plate to Pasture” strategy. Neil has previously held senior technical roles at Richmond Ltd and Weddel NZ Ltd.

Neil has been involved with the implementation of numerous food safety programmes at meat processing plants across New Zealand. These have included multiple species, further processed and ready to eat products.

Over the years Neil has participated in a range of Meat Industry technical and food safety working groups. Currently holds positions on the MPI/MIA Strategic Directions Group, and MIA Innovation Technical Advisory Group. Neil has a background in Biochemistry and Microbiology, is married to Ros, has a daughter Hayley 18, and son Cameron 20.