NCLT Audit Committee
Audit Committee Member and NCP Advisory Group
I am most enthused by: development projects, resources and change management. I feel I am most valuable when 4 dimensional thinking is required. If you want 5 options then I can assist, and I am not offended when someone else’s 6th idea wins the day – I will fully support it.
For 5 years I worked for a PLC and gained an understanding of collaborative working and the importance of gathering support for a decision. In 1997 I started my own business and enjoyed the bureaucracy free life of a small organisation. I feel I can share the benefits from both sides of the divide.
For 21 years I have enjoyed supporting my children through sport and education – in that order. Our daughter Zoe is currently studying at Loughborough (Masters in Marketing), is a tennis coach and plays hockey to a high level. Our son Max (who joined NCP this September) is a high level tennis player and loves football.
I have been a Rotarian for 16 years and love getting involved at the ideas, financing and delivery stage of a project.
I have been a Governor at an infant school in South Kirkby for almost 3 years but I am no educationalist. However, I am supportive and like to help all children live a good life.
I am an innovator and may be most helpful on projects, project appraisal, PR, resources and HR. I was (with embarrassment) recently awarded Rotarian of the Year in our Club and I like to think it was because of my charity work. As I “lose” my parental responsibilities I hope to give more time and resource to charitable work. Especially Home Start. A charity my wife and I enjoy supporting in many ways.
Chair of the Audit Committee
Neil is a multi-skilled doctor and businessman with a record of managing diverse businesses in the health and communications sectors. He also has had an interest in a beef and dairy farm in Estonia! He is an experienced Chairman of both business and not-for profit organisations and a respected communicator with wide media experience.
As a founder of a private primary school, a previous Adviser to NCP and a former Governor at Tadcaster Grammar School whose wife has wide experience in the HE/University sector, he has a keen interest in, and knowledge of, education in the UK.
He is very involved with Charitable work, especially the Thackray Medical Museum and the Leeds Rugby Foundation, and a lover of all sports.
He has 4 daughters and 7 grandchildren, and his youngest daughter was a student at NCP.