Ceinwen (Kyne-wen) McNeil

Head of Strategy & Clients

People person Ceinwen began her stellar career in the public sector at the Victorian government. It was her considerable experience during this time working with global professional services organisations that really lit her fire for the world of business.

With a unique skillset developed over the last 25 years, Ceinwen is passionate about cross-sector collaboration designed to create value for our communities.

Previously the CEO of Brevity, a specialist interior engineering firm, Ceinwen is now Head of Strategy and Clients here at Harrison Grierson, where she plays a key role on our Executive Leadership Team, working closely with our Board to deliver exceptional experiences to our clients and people.

“I love nothing more than challenging the status quo and trying new things to help our teams achieve amazing outcomes for our clients,” she says.

An active leader across our industries, Ceinwen’s love of learning and contemporary industry practice recently saw her complete the Owner President Management course at Harvard Business School.

In addition to her role at HG, she is President of ACE New Zealand where she champions diversity and inclusion in all aspects of life, and especially across the engineering and architecture sectors.

Outside of work, Ceinwen loves walking her Swedish Vallhund (Gosse) with her husband Matt, spending time with her teenage daughters, and long distance running with her girlfriends.

Owner President Management (OPM), Harvard Business School

Leading Professional Services Firms (LPSF), Harvard Business School

Executive Masters of Public Administration, Australia New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma of Business

Bachelor of Business (Organisational Behaviour)

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