An accomplished commercial professional with experience in business development, deal structure and company creation from scientific research output, having established a strong track record in identifying and developing innovative commercial opportunities within complex scientific output and environments.
He holds a PhD in quantitative genetics and a degree in agricultural science. His professional interests over 20 years across business and academia have equipped him with a wide-ranging skillset, this has enabled him to gain considerable experience in building long-lasting relationships with partner companies and key stakeholders at the National and International levels.
Neil has a passion for supporting the vibrant and innovative life sciences ecosystem, entrepreneurs, and businesses, and actively does this through non-executive director roles and has a particular interest in supporting and developing future leaders.
Neil is a very keen golfer and enjoys keeping fit and improving his golf game through CrossFit, balancing his busy home life with two young children and regular amateur golf competitions.