Neil joined Aqua in 2020 as Director and leads the portfolio for the Academy, Shared Decision Making, Safety and Mortality.
Neil is an accomplished leader, with over 20 years’ experience of leading NHS and social enterprise organisations to improve health, wellbeing & life chances for people facing disadvantage.
Known for delivering innovation, improvement & service transformation in Salford, he was the founding Chief Executive Officer at Salford Primary Care Together, bringing together Salford’s GP practices to help transform the local health & social care system, and as Chief Executive at Salford Health Matters, where he lead this social enterprise to become one of the first primary care providers to be rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.
During his career Neil has also worked as Deputy Director for Service Development & Delivery at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, as an Executive Director with the Big Life group, established a community based mental health service in London, and run a management consultancy business.
Neil holds a degree in Physics, a masters in Engineering, a PhD in Social Policy from the University of Durham, and is a Chartered Director status with the Institute of Directors.