Neil has been Chief Executive of the Social Enterprise Academy (SEA) since late 2007. SEA has since become the largest Institute of Leadership & Management Centre in Scotland working with over 1000 adults per year. During this time the Academy has shared its model internationally and also introduced an award winning Social Enterprise in Schools programme, which the Scottish Government has commissioned to be available to every school in Scotland by 2025.
Earlier in his career, Neil worked in the private sector where he established a UK-based IT Consultancy firm working with large corporate clients such as American Express, Pfizer and British Aerospace. Neil thereafter completed an MBA at Stirling University before he founded a social enterprise, Quit&Save, to support people quit smoking using peer learning principles.