Neil has always had a passion for technology, sustainability and projects; and as his career advanced this expanded into programme management.
In his early career he won the regional heat of Young Engineer for Britain for his work on solar energy solutions; and the University JCB Design prize; and graduated with 1st Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering.
As a graduate working for an engineering company he became involved in the design of control systems (SCADA), defining company standards for PLC programming and writing programmes to simulate factory logistics. This lead him to study with the OU for a MSc in Computing for Commerce and Industry in his spare time.
Following this he spent time delivering a wide variety of engineering projects and delivering sustainability and continuous improvements within factories; before moving to IT Projects and programmes.
He has managed multiple projects through their full life cycle, along with managing several programmes. These have typically been around $20M, however a recent assignment was the deployment strategy and pilots for a $400M flagship programme.
His programmes have been underpinned by an IT delivery- SAP, bespoke systems, petro-technical systems; but with an ever growing sustainability and business transformation component where the change management activities are as important as the traditional IT delivery. He is passionate about delivering successful programmes and sees stakeholder management, benefit focus and customer focus as key.
He was a speaker at a SAP Conference in Leipzig sharing how he led the team that deployed the latest SAP CRM into a Global Drinks Business.
Neil gave a talk on programme management as part of an AXELOS webinar about MSP.
He recently assisted with the delivery of a portfolio of specialist research facilities to aid Fusion Research- this used his sustainability, engineering and programme management skills.