Neil specialises in analysing strategy for productivity and innovation in public services. Educated in maths and economics at the London School of Economics, his experience spans more than twenty years in consulting, civil service policy-making, business planning, academia, and charity trusteeship. Highlights to his career include leading the analysis team to the Gershon Review of efficiency in public services at HM Treasury; co-authorship of one of the path-breaking reports on Social Impact Bonds at the Young Foundation; and leading his policy team on local government efficiency to an Excellence in Delivery award at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
Currently, Neil is a Trustee of Westminster Citizens Advice Bureau and the Poetry Society. He is also a steering group member of Royal Society of Art’s Creativity in Public Services group.
Key skills & experience
- Ability to evaluate value for money and impact using economic and statistical techniques
- Insights into assessing strategic options
- Experience into effective decision-making gained from long-standing charity trustee roles
- Academic researcher experience, with several published academic articles
- Report for Power to Change on factors driving increased levels of community entrepreneurship
- Support on business planning for social enterprises awarded funding by the Welsh Government’s Invest to Save Fund
- Assessment of gaps and weaknesses in the academic evidence base in relation to effective interventions for Children’s Services