Neale has extensive experience in New Zealand politics, including most recently as Chief of Staff to Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern and former leader Andrew Little. Neale has previously worked as Political Director and Communications Director in the Labour Leader’s Office.
In these roles, Neale has led work on political strategy and communications. He held a senior role in Labour’s successful 2017 election campaign and served on the negotiation team for Labour’s coalition talks with New Zealand First and the Greens.
Neale has previously worked in senior campaign and communication roles in New Zealand and the United Kingdom in the NGO sector and the trade union movement.
This gives Neale a deep knowledge of the political environment in New Zealand and a valuable insight into how to engage constructively with the Government.
Neale is based in New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington and affiliates to Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Apakura. He is a regular political commentator on Radio New Zealand, Newstalk ZB and TV3’s The Nation.
New Zealand’s Political Climate: Wednesday, 24 August, 4.15pm