Neil is a senior level Programme Manager with over 12 years’ experience and expertise in project and programme management, human resource management and partnership building in global health and international development.
Prior to joining LSTM, he worked for British Council and Health Partners International managing consortia and delivering complex UK Department for International Development (DFID) funded projects in Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Uganda and Zambia.
Neil has worked with a range of donors including Comic Relief, Australian Agency for International Development, European Union, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and UNICEF.
He is a PRINCE2 Practitioner level certified project manager with an MA in Development Studies (University of Manchester, 2004-2005) and a postgraduate level certificate in development management (Open University, 2008-2010). Neil has fluent Spanish language skills honed through a BA in Spanish and Italian (University of Leeds, 1997-2001), studies in Mexico and two years working in Colombia.
Within CMNH, Neil is responsible for managing a portfolio of DFID and UNICEF funded grants in Kenya and Tanzania focusing on strengthening health systems and improving the quality of health services, with a focus on Skilled Birth Attendance and Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmOC&NC). Specific projects within his portfolio include: the DFID Kenya funded Making it Happen Expansion programme in Kenya (£10.3 million; ending March 2019); and the UNICEF Tanzania funded Improving the Quality of Care for Mothers and Babies in Mbeya, Songwe and Njombe regions in Tanzania (USD 590,250; ending May 2018).
Neil is a PRINCE2 Practitioner level certified Project Manager -- as certified by BCS, The Chartered Institute of IT.