History

Neil has always had a passion for technology, sustainability and projects; and as his career advanced this expanded into project and programme management. He has successfully changed role and industry throughout his career; bringing a fresh perspective, empowering, educating and developing the skills of those around him.

Whilst at Sixth Form College he won the regional heat of Young Engineer for Britain for his work on solar energy solutions; and then the University JCB Design prize; and he 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.

Following the successful delivery of new processes and systems for geology and petrophysics at BP, Neil set up his own company to enable him to focus on a broader portfolio of clients; and to use his mix of project management, engineering and management skills. His work is now focused on sustainability, low carbon systems and building design for whole of life.

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.

In parallel he researched best practice in sustainable housing design and specified his own ‘Grand Design’. He took a sabbatical in 2020 to build this sustainable residence which features best practice in fabric first design, energy efficient construction, energy usage efficiency and energy management systems. He is available for part time work on low carbon and sustainability projects.

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