Sir Neil Isaac

Category Three: Nationally Recognised Notable New Zealanders

Date of birth

29 December 1915


Ernest Rupert Isaac and Louisa Isaac (nee Mattews)


Diana Gilbert 6 March 1946 New Delhi, India


8 May 1987


Timaru Boys' Preparatory and High School


  • Member of the Imperial Society of Knights Batchelor 1986
  • Queens Service Order 1982
  • Nature Conservation Council Citation 1975
  • NZ Association of Landscape Designers Award 1971

War service

  • New Zealand Army and British Army 1941-47
  • Major Mechanical Company
  • New Zealand Army in Egypt
  • British Engineers School – Moasca
  • British OCTU Hypa – Champion Cadet
  • Commissioned into Royal Engineers – 2nd Lieutenant
  • Greece with Royal Engineers
  • Italy with Royal Engineers
  • Bomb Disposal England
  • GHQ New Delhi – Staff Captain and Major India

Positions held

  • Founder Chairman and Managing Director – The Isaac Group
  • Trustee World Wildlife Fund of New Zealand
  • Commissioner of Rolleston
  • President New Zealand Contractors Federation
  • Chairman Alloy Steel

Continuing memorals

  • Peacock Springs Wild Life Park and the Isaac Wild Life Trust
  • Scholarships Timaru Boys' High School
  • Scholarships (2) University of Canterbury

Last updated: 16 Sep 2021