Neil has over 25 years’ experience in successfully leading high profile services in the public and community sectors. Qualified in PRINCE2 and CIWM he offers a wealth of experience in procurement, policy development, partnership development and public engagement across a range of local government organisations in the UK.
He has successfully managed front line services including sustainable waste management, open spaces, conservation, transport and flooding. His success in service delivery and performance improvement has attained national recognition.
Having nurtured successful challenging partnership arrangements in large complex areas, he has been influential in policy development ranging from zero waste to open spaces. He has pioneered stakeholder engagement to help procure contracts and deliver performance at an affordable price while maximising income-generating opportunities.
His ability to drive efficiency through service re-design, procurement or simply effective contract management have resulted in top quartile results and attracted inward investment of over £100m. Neil has a keen eye for the needs of the customer, using innovation and vision to successfully manage high-profile and challenging services across the country.
Neil has provided advice on a county-wide garden waste charging scheme and is supporting the production of a performance management framework for a recently awarded waste collection contract in Wales. He is also jointly evaluating commercial waste tenders for LeedsBID. He is also using his expertise to provide technical support to produce guidance on the design of effective grounds maintenance contracts in the public sector.
Before joining Eunomia in 2017, Neil worked in the public sector for over 26 years. He has worked for upper and lower tier authorities in the UK, including managing the waste partnerships in Lancashire and Leicestershire.