Neven first picked up a golf club at seven years old and during his childhood worked as a shop assistant at Lane Cove Country Club. He first broke par at 16 years old however never played competitively until he attended the University of Sydney where he studied Commerce. In 2004 he finished third at PGA Tour of Australasia Qualifying School and played his first event shortly after. Since this time he has been a regular on the PGA Tour of Australasia, Japan Golf Tour, Asian Tour and OneAsia.
- 2005: Named NSW PGA Rookie of the Year