Gregory McNeil is seeking the role of Board Member for Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand.


Gregory is a strong advocate for Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand's work and his fundamental values to help those in need and contribute to a better society for all has driven his career choices to work as public servant for the last nine years.

Gregory is an Infrastructure and Engineering professional with over fifteen years’ experience in the strategy, management, design and delivery of public works projects and programmes which include public transport, renewable energy, and housing. An MBA graduate of the University of Auckland Business School (2019), he has an excellent understanding of the requirements of governance, transparency, and accountability. In addition, he has worked in and for central and local government organisations in Auckland for the past nine years working with multiple boards as a subject matter expert and operational manager.

Gregory is currently a member of the Steering group for the Let’s Get Wellington Moving project and contributes to the Executive Steering group for the City Rail Link, Maungawhau and Karangahape Station Urban Development projects. Gregory has also been an active member of the Institute of Directors since 2018.

Gregory is an excellent communicator with great interpersonal skills, a strategic thinker who is always quick to grasp the big picture and key issues of a situation.

His strengths in governance include:

  • strategic oversight
  • risk and assurance
  • project delivery and financial control
  • partnerships, collaboration, and relationship management