Neil is an experienced board chair, leadership academic and a former Chief Executive in the NHS.
He chairs Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Merseyside, and the Caring Together Transformation Board for the Eastern Cheshire NHS and Care System.
In the NHS, Neil was CEO of St Mary’s Hospital, London and the Greater Manchester Strategic Health Authority.
For more than 10 years, he was visiting professor of leadership studies at Manchester Business School and an honorary professor at Durham University and University College London.
Neil holds postgraduate degrees from London and Manchester Business Schools, and in 2007 he was appointed CBE for services to the NHS.