As Director-General, Neil leads the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), with an Operating Budget of $5.810 billion, Capital Budget of
$2.804 billion and managed Assets worth $76.226 billion. Neil joined the Queensland Public Service in March 2012 as CEO of TransLink where he was responsible for the public transport network across Queensland.
He was appointed Director-General of TMR in March 2013. In September 2014, Neil became Commissioner for the National Transport Commission (NTC) and joined the Roads Australia Board in November 2014. Neil is Chair of Austroads, Deputy Chair for the Australian Road Research Board and board member for the Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Welfare
Association. He is also a board member of the Queensland Transport and Logistics Council, Tourism and Transport Forum, Roads Australia and the Australian Centre for Rail Innovation.
In September 2014, Neil became Government Champion for the Woorabinda Indigenous community. Since 2015, Neil has been the Queensland Public
Sector’s CEO Champion against domestic and family violence by participating in Australia’s CEO Challenge Race. Neil became Acting Chief Executive Officer for Queensland Rail in October 2016,
returning to the Director-General role at TMR in April 2017.