Neil graduated from the Kings College London in 1993 with a BSc(Eng) in Engineering and Management, and went on to gain an MSc Distinction in Marine Resource Development and Protection from Heriott Watt University. In 1995 Neil joined Environmental Auditors Limited (EAL), specialising in corporate due diligence and contaminated land, and in 1998 was appointed to the Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Waterman, Neil was Head of Environmental Due Diligence at Arcadis Geraghty & Miller, and in 2001 Neil joined Waterman to spearhead the development of the company’s due diligence capabilities. Waterman quickly became recognised as a leading provider of due diligence services, and in 2007 was awarded Due Diligence Adviser of the Year both at the M&A awards and Unquote Awards. During this period Neil continued to oversee numerous areas of the business with specific responsibility for the Environmental Management, Due Diligence and Sustainability teams.
In 2009, Neil was appointed Managing Director of the Group’s environmental business and in 2013 was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Waterman Infrastructure & Environment Ltd, combining the Groups civil engineering, environmental and outsourcing businesses.
Neil is a Chartered Environmentalist and registered Principal Environmental Auditor with IEMA. He is currently a Board Director of the Association of Consulting Engineers (ACE), Chair of ACE’s Pipeline and Procurement Group and an active member of the Net Zero advisory Group. Neil was previously a member of the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) Council.