About Neil Pharaoh
With Italian heritage on one side of his family, and New Zealand and British on the other, Neil grew up in Canberra, completing a Commerce & Law degree at Australia National University. Over 12 years ago he fell in love with Melbourne while on a business trip, and moved to the local area, living in Elwood, St Kilda, Windsor and South Yarra.
A member of the Labor Party for more than a decade, Neil has served as the national convenor for Rainbow Labor, and advocates strongly for LGBTI issues, including being heavily involved in the recent successful campaign for marriage equality.
Neil has worked extensively for both corporate and not-for-profit organisations in roles including marketing, fundraising, sustainability, business development and government relations. Recently he founded his own small business, which provides consultancy services to both the corporate and community sectors.
Neil’s extensive knowledge of funding and government, and his understanding of the importance of building strong ties between government, business and the community will make him an extremely effective voice in Parliament for the residents of Prahran. Neil has a deep love for and commitment to the Prahran community, and celebrates its inclusiveness, diversity and vibrancy.