Neil spent 36 years in U.K. law enforcement beginning in London’s Metropolitan Police and New Scotland Yard, then with Regional and National Crime Squads, National Criminal Intelligence Service including service as the U.K. liaison officer to United States at the British Embassy, Washington DC and finally as Deputy Director, Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). His specialist area is intelligence collection and his knowledge of organised crime and human trafficking is extensive. His last role in law enforcement was as COO of Child Exploitation and Online Protection.
He has been working with STOP THE TRAFFIK www.stopthetraffik.org since 2008 as Director - Intelligence and took the lead of the newly formed Traffik Analysis Hub in late 2019.
STT philosophy is to collect stories trafficking from across the globe, aggregate those through analysis into hot spots and characteristics and share them innovatively with every type of vulnerable community to build resilience to trafficking. Traffik Analysis Hub www.traffikanalysis.org is a cross sector initiative developed in partnership with IBM and Clifford Chance to bring diverse data sets together and enable the production of a tailored analysis in a highly consumable manner for all participants.
Traffik Analysis Hub aims to help financial institutions and businesses make systems more resilient to trafficking money flows by helping them focus audit in the widest possible sense and to offer law enforcement and NGOs context and opportunity for all their anti trafficking activities.