Neil spent several years in the UK as Head of the Actuarial Department of Sanlam UK. He also served as Chairman of the Sanlam Property Committee for 5 years from 2015 until 2020.
He became an investor in the VDMV Private Equity fund in 2005 after an introduction to Izak van der Merwe. He also built an automated model for the calculation and distribution of interest to the fund investors. In 2011, Neil became a non-executive director of the VDMV Private Equity fund, and in 2015 he became a non-executive director of VDMV Property Holdings.
Having specialised in investments and economics, Neil utilises his actuarial skills to monitor the financial operations from a non-executive perspective.