Neil has been involved in strategy, business development, journalism, energy markets and new technology consultancy for 34 years. He also has extensive experience designing and building data systems and market models.
He served for six years as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for energy and commodities specialist information business S&P Global Platts, and five as Senior Vice President, Editorial, for the same company. From 2009 to 2018 he was Chief Advisor to Reed Business Information's ICIS group, experts in natural gas and petrochemicals markets. He also served as interim Head of Content for the group for a year in 2011. Since 2017, he has also specialised in strategy consulting and proposal writing for European start-up science and technology businesses, working as Senior Consultant for Belgium-based ZAZ Ventures.