Neil is Business Development Director and part of Senior Management Team at Challenges Worldwide, having moved full time from the Investment Banking sector 5 years ago. He started out at Morgan Stanley before working for other global investment banks including Barclays Capital and BNP Paribas.
In 2011, he took a Sabbatical to work in Malawi for 12 months on a clean cook stove project in rural applications and this began his career journey into Private Sector Development within emerging economies.
At Challenges Worldwide he oversaw a portfolio of work with 500 SMEs across Sub-Saharan Africa with a large focus on renewable energy & clean technology. He is responsible for overseeing Challenges Worldwide’s business training services and wider strategies along with building greater links for Scottish Social Enterprises to access African markets.