Neil Paviour-Smith

BLAKE Leader 2005

Managing Director, Forsyth Barr.

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).

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.