Neil Wilson has been an Advisor to EQT since 2020.
Neil started his career in the early 80’s with GJ Coles, Australia’s largest retailer at the time. This followed a family tradition in retailing and provided the opportunity over a 17 year period to perform different roles in finance and technology.
He then left to be the sole founder of Charter Wilson, a technology advisory business that carried the description of ‘Architects of IT solutions’. After 5 years, this business was acquired by public company Oakton (ASK:OKN) in 2000. After a successful 2 year integration period he became the Chief Operating Officer of Oakton and then in 2005 the Chief Executive Officer. Over a 14 year period he oversaw the acquired and organic growth of Oakton from 100 people to a peak of 1400 with operations across Australia and in India.
Oakton was acquired in 2014 and after a 2 year period of transition he spent close to 4 years as the Chief Executive Officer of the Victoria Racing Club as a sports administrator in an area that had been his hobby for most of his life. During this time he continued to be involved in start-up and established technology companies and took on various board roles.
EQT Board memberships
Chairperson of Nexon Asia Pacific