(Industry group: Occupiers)
Simon Neale has over 25 years of experience in the property industry. He is the Director of Property Services at Auckland University where he successfully championed building 201 to gain a 6 Green Star Design rating. Prior to that he was the Director of Estates and Facilities at the University of Sussex in the UK and Associate Vice President of Campus Infrastructure at the National University of Singapore.
Simon’s experience is broad, and he has had a long-standing interest in both conservation and environmental sustainability. Working with the fledgling Association for Environmentally Conscious Building Simon wrote the Green Building Charter for Gloucester City Council in the mid 1990’s and has also written a number of property-focused carbon management plans and sustainability strategies in the period from 2008.
Simon’s career has encompassed organizations such as the National Trust and British Museum in the United Kingdom, before focusing on education portfolios from 2008. Simon is a senior executive experienced in leading the development and operational management of multi-site property portfolios and high-profile buildings, with a proven track record of successful delivery of projects, capital programs, and property services. He is a strong advocate for a sustainable built environment.