Neil is Chief Adviser to the Director of BBC Sport, supporting all aspects of the management of the business including rights acquisition, major event planning and stakeholder engagement. Neil has additional responsibility for the department’s strategy, governance, compliance and internal communications. Neil joined the BBC in 2003 having previously worked at PwC as a competition economist specialising in the media and sports sectors. Prior to joining BBC Sport, Neil was responsible for the implementation of the BBC’s commercial policies.
Neil was closely involved with BBC Sport’s relocation project from London to Salford and the related technology, staffing and cultural change programme. More recently, Neil spearheaded a year-long strategic review of sport on the BBC, helping to define the role and evolution of free-to-air sport for a digital age.