Governance Bio
Neil Barr
Appoint Professional

Neil Barr

10 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles
Ngāti Whātua   |   Te Roroa

Interested In:


Private company
Listed company
Incorporated Entity
Government Sector Org
Non Governmental Organisation
Council Controlled Organisation
Iwi Organisation


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
“I have three areas of significant expertise ;- considerable experience as a CEO Working as a consultant to CEO's where I have been hired to assist in repositioning companies--Significant experience in change management in a wide range of companies .Experience as a portfolio strategist in the property sector. I am creative, strategic and driven”


Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles

Independant director

Amnesty International

November 2012 - Present (7 years)

Amnesty is an NGO specialising in advocacy in the human rights sector

Commercial Director

Ignite Architects Ltd

August 2012 - Present (7 years)

Ignite is an entrepreneurial commercial architectural consultancy that works internationally in the hotel, resort, retail and commercial sectors. The company is innovative, entrepreneurial and fast paced my role as consultant commercial director is to assist in developing the business in the areas of business development and marketing and to asist in driving productivity and management change They currently are undertaking work New Zealand wide and across the Pacific and china

Independant Director

Auckland Council Property Ltd

December 2011 - Present (8 years)

Auckland Council Property Ltd is a Council controlled company(CCO).The company manages a diverse range of surplus Council property .It engages in facilitating urban renewal, affordable housing developments and place making. The company manages a $900 million plus portfolio

Executive Roles

Business Development consultant

Opus international Consultants ltd

July 2012 - Present (7 years)

I currently assist Opus in their Christchurch office and within the Earthquake Recovery Sector. I have assisted the company to set up an embryonic business development team . I concentrate on developing significant commercial rebuild opportunities for the company


Perrendale holdings Ltd

January 2000 - Present (20 years)

Perrendale specialises in development management amd masterplanning.We have undertaken residential, retail commercial land subdivision. We have also undertaken numerous retail and commercial devlopment for our clients

Executive Director

Perrendale Holdings Ltd

January 1999 - Present (21 years)

Perrendale is property investment and development company , Stratus ,a small boutique associate company,undertakes Business management consulting and mentoring. I also have a keen interest in Economic Development and am Past Board Chairman of the Rodney Economic DevelopmentTrust


Sacred Heart College

School Certificate and Higher Leaving certificate, Property Institure of New Zealand

1961 - 1964