VP government relations
Neil enjoyed a government career of over 35 years with Global Affairs Canada during which he helped advance Canada’s trade, foreign policy and development agenda during seven different diplomatic postings overseas and in increasingly senior positions in Ottawa. Most recently, he served as Canada’s Ambassador to the Philippines. His previous ambassadorial postings include serving as Canada’s High Commissioner to Brunei and as Canadian Ambassador to Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras. He has also served as Deputy Head of Mission at the Canadian Embassy in Mexico. Neil has a BA Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University.