After starting out in international banking, Neil joined the Department of Trade and Industry in 1988. In his early career there, he focused on competition, economic regulation and trade in services.
Neil joined the IPO as International Policy Director in September 2011. He is also the senior UK Representative, Unified Patent Court Preparatory Committee.
His previous roles include:
- Head, Energy Market Framework, Energy Group (2006)
- Director, Strategic Planning, BERR Energy Group (2005)
- Director, European Competition Policy, Office of Fair Trading (2003-05)