Board Member Profile: Neil Parsons

Neil has been an ANU Sport member since he was a student. He graduated with an Economics degree and played hockey with the ANU Men’s Hockey Club. He has also been a member of the sailing and tennis clubs. He continued to play hockey with the club for many years after he graduated. Neil has been on the ANU Sport Board for 25 years and has been Treasurer for many of them. He met his wife at ANU, and they have two adult children.  

Neil is a Chartered Accountant working in a local accounting firm and advises small and medium size business clients. He has been Treasurer and Vice President of the ANU Men’s Hockey Club. Neil has also held different volunteer positions (mostly Treasurer) in school P&Fs and finance committees, residents’ associations, and sports clubs. He was Treasurer of Dickson Swim Club for ten years.  

He has also been honorary auditor for local community organisations. He believes sport plays an important part of University life.  It can provide social connection, physical health, team experience and leadership opportunities. It is the main non-academic activity for many ANU students and provides the opportunity to make friends for life. ANU would be a poorer place without a strong sporting life.