Neil Richardson

  • Beachhead Advisor, New Zealand

Neil has a diverse and successful track-record from over 30 years in business. His comprehensive record of skills include achievements in business management, marketing, enterprise, governance, investment, advisory/consulting and academic pursuits.

Neil's expertise has been applied to start-ups, multi-national corporations, joint ventures, government, public sector and not-for-profits across many industries, markets and countries. 

Neil is currently chairman of New Zealand Home Loans, Child Matters, Greenstone, Waikato Aggregates and Smart-Trade. He is on the Board of Imarda and Quantec, and is a Trustee of Te Awa River Ride and Momentum Foundation. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Waikato Management School and a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors. 

In 2014, Neil was named Waikato Business Leader of the Year in the Westpac Waikato Business Excellence Awards.

Neil holds a Bachelor's degree (with Merit) in commerce (marketing), a Master's degree in commerce (marketing strategy and consumer behaviour) from the University of New South Wales, and a Juris Doctor degree (business and trade practices law) from Southern Illinois University (USA).

Advisory areas

Corporate governance, family businesses, succession planning, marketing, intellectual property, global strategies.

Sector experience

Agritech, biotech, hardware/electronics, financial services, government, dietary supplements/natural remedies. 


Neil has experience working in Europe, Americas, UK, New Zealand, and Australia.


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