Neil’s professional career in computing spans over 30 years, as a hobby when he was 14 and took off when he became Sales Director in his first computer company when he was 21. Experienced in many aspects of IT as well as being a programmer for many years, Neil was a Hewlett-Packard systems builder and built LAN/WAN/DTP/CAD and Accounting solutions for several prestigious international companies, the Ministry of Defence and a plethora of SMBs. Neil also benefited from his 10 years within an Accountancy practice.
Neil’s role is to support our staff and consultants with a solid technological infrastructure, which includes research, testing, deployment, staff training and support. He also maintains for our public presence our websites and videos.
Joining Jigsaw in January 2015, Neil has been able to draw from 13 years of service in liberal church leadership. He believes there are many parallels that translate well into PSHE: global community, structured learning, diversity, social interaction, shared wider-world mission, group care and support, intra-personal and interpersonal awareness and holistic wellness.
Neil believes that excellent PSHE education is a key component to assist humanity realise its hidden potential, resolve conflict, prejudice and the fear of difference. His hope is that Jigsaw PSHE will become a substantial catalyst in transforming our world, making it a better place in which all people can live co-operatively, and each offer their unique positive contribution. He says, “We come into this world with nothing and we leave it with nothing. Money is irrelevant. It is what we do that matters. What better legacy is there than leaving our mark on this world, where we donate it to our children in a better state than we found it, and allow them opportunity to do the same.”
Neil is a singer/songwriter in his spare time, having written songs for churches to help take down unnecessary boundaries around the human spirit, as well as instrumental music for healing and recovery.
Neil loves Star Trek, world cuisine, music, fauna and flora, the open countryside and being near the sea, the latter two being an endless source of inspiration, beauty, drama, fun and peace.
He leaves you with an invitation to view life in a deeper way where everything is in front of you, just waiting for you to discover it.