Neil has been Chief Executive of Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) since early 2014. He has over two decade’s experience of successfully leading and growing organizations, social enterprises and innovative partnerships, in both Europe and North America. He previously led various organizations delivering services to base of the pyramid consumers and worked with the renewable energy industry to develop their social investment initiative, taking each through complex change processes to promote significantly enhanced institutional capacity and performance.
Neil established and headed up a research institute in Washington DC which worked with the US Congress to enhance the effectiveness and impact of US policy in the Andean Region. He is presently a Non-Executive Director of the Washington Office on Latin America and he has published on stakeholder engagement and sustainable business development in emerging markets, with the Cranfield University and the US Institute for Peace. He holds an MBA with distinction from Sir John Cass Business School, an MA from the University of Cambridge and was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford. He holds the Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).