- Strategy and Leadership
- Governance Community
- Pubic Services
I am a passionate advocate of helping people achieve their full potential. My experience has given me the ability to act as a critical friend in a continuous quest for improvement and innovation.
Neil is an independent councillor and cabinet member for corporate improvement and communities at Pembrokeshire County Council. His close relationship with local government started back in 2010 when he created and led O2’s Local Government Futures Forum, designed to help councils maximise the benefits of technology, which engaged nearly 10% of the UK’s Local Authorities and featured in The Guardian’s top innovations in the sector in 2013.
With transformational experience in large public and private sector organisations, and as an experienced facilitator and coach utilising a range of thought-provoking and practical materials, Neil is able to help accelerate the progress of the individuals and teams attempting to lead change in local government and across communities.
In addition to his councillor role, Neil is a facilitator on both the Local Government Association and Welsh Local Government Association’s Leadership Programmes for Councillors, a member peer and deputy chair of the LGA’s Improvement and Innovation Board, and he holds non-executive director roles with Pobl Group and the Centre for Digital Public Services. He was also a finalist in the LGIU Councillor Awards 2021.