Neville Gaunt is the co-founder of Mind Fit, a UK based company focused on business improvement through attitude change. He’s an accountant, international keynote speaker and co-author of the leadership book, “Is your mind fit for golf? The missing link to your success” and “Mind Fit Golf for Kids”. As a Finance professional, Neville had a long career in FTSE 250 companies at both strategic and operational levels. His corporate and commercial finance background includes a considerable level of Financing and M&A activity. He has an accomplished track record of negotiating the business maze of short and long term commercial, political and environmental forces that influence all decisions. Neville has a proven record of optimizing financial and commercial outcomes through a combination of original thinking, pragmatism and a determination to get results. Whilst business improvement is his primary specialism, he has a passion to help young people improve themselves and enhance their employment opportunities.
Neville started his long career in the Oil & Gas industry in Sunoco’s exploration division in the UK as a management accountant and was part of the team that developed the Balmoral field. He then moved to Ultramar Plc and soon moved overseas to their New York offices as General Manager of Group Consolidation responsible for management reporting, developing the annual report and strategic plan of the group -Upstream and Downstream. He joined Lasmo Plc as part of their hostile acquisition of Ultramar and helped sell off the downstream operation in an IPO. For 10 years he worked at both strategic and operational levels in Lasmo’s global upstream business and was a regular visitor to Pakistan and Lasmo’s offices in Karachi, Islamabad as well as the Kadanwari gas field. Because of his downstream experience, alongside his oil specific roles, he was also CFO of a small team responsible for non-core USA asset disposal which led to diverse sales in retail, residential and golf course developments. He left Lasmo Plc following a corporate friendly takeover after successfully integrating projects into the global structure of new owners ENI (AGIP).