Personal profile: Neil MacKinnon
Neil MacKinnon was born into a farming family in Northern Tasmania, schooled in Launceston, is an Economics graduate of the University of Tasmania, and a Chartered Accountant. After working in Hobart, Neil took employment in the United Kingdom before embarking on a career in financial and general management as an employee and/or principal that took him to Iran, Seychelles, Hong Kong, U.S.A, Switzerland, Bahamas and mainland Australia. On return to Tasmania, Neil took up a series of short-term senior management positions in firms engaged in vegetable export, tourism and heritage conservation, rail transport, precision manufacturing, civil engineering and employer representation. Neil maintains active involvement with family farming activities.
Neil is now retired and active on community boards and committees. Neil’s maternal family were members of the Royal Society of Tasmania from its early days.