London-born Neale started his career in the office of legendary British PR guru Lynne Franks (on whom the character of Eddi in Absolutely Fabulous was based). After working as a fashion publicist and stylist, Neale took on publishing roles for high-profile retailers including Marks & Spencer and Ikea. Later, while working for publisher John Brown, he oversaw the launch of Food Illustrated magazine for upmarket British supermarket Waitrose. The magazine was praised internationally and set new standards for food publishing in the UK.
In 1999, Neale moved to Sydney to take the helm of directional home and interior magazine, Marie Claire Lifestyle. His impeccable taste and professionalism won him many fans and he was kept busy with regular columns in The Sydney Morning Herald's Good Living supplement, and articles for American Gourmet magazine. During his five years at FPC Magazines (now NewsLifeMedia) he edited Vogue Entertaining + Travel and launched best-selling food magazine delicious — the most successful magazine launch in the history of Australian publishing.
Neale has successfully held the position, as the Editor in chief for NewsLifeMedia’s lifestyle brand, Vogue Living for nearly 3-years and recently transitioned into the role as Editor-at-large to make more time for his increasing television and wider media commitments. Neale continues as a columnist for News Corp’s Stellar Magazine.
In 2010, Neale's frank honesty, warm humour and British eccentricities charmed audiences, saw him take up the role of expert judge on The Block.
Neale doesn't sit still for a moment.
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People often ask me about what I think the average cost of a kitchen renovation is... but it's not quite that simple! It's like asking, 'How long is a piece of string?', home renovation all depends on size and quality.