Neil's role is to set out a framework to make the UK a great place to invest and create jobs.
His team campaigns on behalf of CBI members on labour market and skills issues, including employment law, employee relations, equality and diversity, pay, pensions, education, skills and in-work learning, immigration, health and safety, and human rights.
Neil is a member of the council of ACAS and of the Low Pay Commission, which makes recommendations about the level of the National Minimum Wage. He is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.
Before becoming director, Neil spent four years as Head of Employment and Pensions Policy and he has previously worked in the CBI's public services team as Head of Public Procurement.
Neil joined the CBI in 2004, after completing a postgraduate degree at the London School of Economics in industrial relations. Before this, he worked as an HR consultant for a number of major financial institutions.