Neil has been with RWE since 2010.  As Director of UK Innovation, he is accountable for the development and implementation of market leading products and propositions covering customer engagement, insight, big data, smart grid and the connected world of the Internet of Things in the home.  He was responsible for the first deal with nest in Europe as the energy channel partner for the UK.  He is also a Board Director of Smart Energy GB (the central body responsible for customer engagement for the smart meter roll out) and is a frequent speaker at Industry events on Smart and Innovation.

In his previous role as Programme Director, Smart for npower, Neil was accountable for the c£250m programme covering business case, consumer engagement, innovation, deployment, the metering system ecosystem (meter, head end, comms, IHDs) and the IT change covering the full suite of SAP, MDMS and legacy systems.

Neil has a career spanning 25 years in the Energy and Utility Sector, 17 of which have been in senior leadership roles.  He has worked in marketing, business development, strategy, engineering and  operations, as well as delivering significant IT and business change programmes.

A Chartered Mechanical Engineer, Neil has an Honours Degree in Physics, a PhD in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the London Business School.  In his spare time he is a keen musician and songwriter.