LGC Summit Speakers
Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) , Chief Executive
Neil oversees the running of CLES and the development of the organisation, including collaborations with other bodies.
A leading commentator on economic development and public policy, Neil has featured in Local Government Chronicle’s annual top 50 most influential people in local government. He has been involved in public sector policy and delivery for over 25 years.
Neil has collaborated with a broad range of local, regional and national governments and agencies across UK and in Europe, Asia, US and Australasia. His particular skills are in strategic policy, local economic and social research, analysis and development; research methodologies and facilitation.