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Mr Neil Richardson, CNZM, of Hamilton, for services to business and philanthropy

Mr Neil Richardson, CNZM, of Hamilton, for services to business and philanthropy

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.

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