Neil Neate


Neil has over 25 years’ experience working on various international rural development projects and municipal and rural infrastructure, water supply, sewage treatment and disposal, land development and environmental projects. Over years of engineering practice, Neil participated in many municipal and multi-disciplinary projects, both as the project manager and as a project engineer on the civil engineering aspects of developments. Neil has managed projects with mechanical, electrical, transportation, environmental and structural engineering sub-consultants. He has also used the services of fisheries and terrestrial biologists, urban planners and land appraisal experts extensively during many projects. These multidisciplinary projects included residential, commercial and institutional developments. Neil has worked in Mexico, Saint Lucia, Belize, Madagascar, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Timor Leste, Myanmar and China on a range of programs with DFAT, CIDA, the World Bank and local Governments. He is fluent in English and Thai, and can also speak some Lao and French. Neil holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with the University of British Columbia in Canada; he is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia and a member of the British Columbia Water and Wastewater Association. Recent work with the World Bank, AusAID, DFAT and Government of Myanmar has focused on technical evaluation of the civil infrastructures created through CDD and other rural development projects.  Neil has led teams of local engineers in Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar and Timor Leste and been responsible for collecting, collating and analyzing technical evaluation data from as many as 1,765 sub-projects.