Neil graduated from Lincoln University with a B.Ag Com (Economics). He founded Craig & Co. Ltd in 1984 and through a series of acquisitions, built the Company into a retail broking business with a national presence. Craigs Investment Partners is now owned 50% by Craigs staff and 50% by Deutsche Bank, has 16 branch office throughout New Zealand and Neil retains the role of Chair.
Neil is also Chair of NZX-listed Comvita Limited and Chair of EA. An active Angel investor, Neil serves on the board of three EA investee companies. He is also a Director of Pohutukawa Private Equity Limited, AGInvest Holdings Limited, New Zealand Cricket, and a number of private, largely horticulture based and early stage companies. He is a member of the Institute of Directors.