Neil Paviour-Smith

Neil is currently the Managing Director of nationwide sharebroking and investment house Forsyth Barr. Over recent years he has overseen the transformation and growth of the company, from a staff number of 85 to 180, into a widely diversified business covering the full range of private client and institutional broking, funds management and investment banking services. He is a director of NZ Exchange Ltd, Global Equities Market Securities Ltd and Global Corporate Credit Ltd. He was Chairman of the NZ Society of Investment Analysts (1998 - 2001).

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Neil has maintained a strong conviction for a clearly defined vision, with the determination to turn that vision into a reality. He believes respect for leaders develops by demonstrating a willingness to take a view, making the necessary decisions, including the tough ones, and working hard. Achieving the goals he has set has ultimately been realised by enjoying what he does.