Professional Experience

A principled and ambitious leader with a passion for creating social purpose strategies that synergise and amplify business, government and community outcomes, Neil has proven success in delivering industry and country-first outcomes. After many years working across the not-for-profit, private and government sectors, both in Australia and internationally, Neil founded his own consultancy – Pharaoh + Associates. In a few short years, P+A has already delivered a range of highly successful government relations, advocacy, business development and funding outcomes for a variety of clients, spanning sectors including child welfare, social advocacy, community groups, philanthropy, education, healthcare, medical research, law, and information technology. United by shared purpose, P+A is a team committed to building highly motivated, engaged and effective teams within an organisation.

In addition to his consultancy work, Neil is an Associate Director for Spark Strategy, a leading strategy consultation firm who specialise in sustainable business models, social impact and measurement, strategy development and facilitation. Neil leads the government engagement practice at Spark Strategy.

Neil’s knowledge and experience encompasses government relations; community engagement; building advocacy capability; market entry design and execution; strategy review and income generation; building sustainable and profitable operating models; business development; management systems, procedure and processes; sales, marketing and communications strategy; and stakeholder and partnership engagement.

Prior to establishing Pharaoh + Associates and his work for Spark, Neil worked as Director of Veracity Worldwide in Sydney, Director of Capital and Growth for the Akilah Institute for Women in New York, Director of Partnerships for the Foundation for Young Australians, and Senior Marketing and Communications Manager for the Children’s Protection Society, as well as Electronic Data Systems (a HP company) and other professional roles.