Neil Richardson was independent Chair of the Kiwifruit Industry Strategy Project.
He is a member of Te Puna Whakaaronui Thought Leaders Forum and the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Advisors Board.
He chaired AgResearch and the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology and is a past Director of WEL Energy. He was Group Managing Director of the Gallagher Group.
He co-owned and chaired New Zealand Home Loans. He has had a long involvement with the not-for-profit sector and has been an investor, director and mentor to technology/start-up entrepreneurs.
He is Chair of Momentum Foundation Waikato and a Trustee of Te Awa River Ride Trust.
Mr Richardson is an Adjunct Professor at Waikato Management School and chaired the University of Waikato Fundraising Committee for the Performing Arts Centre.