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Neil Scott

Senior Advisor

Neil is a qualified accountant with over 30 years’ experience in senior positions within both the private and the not-for-profit sectors.

For the last 16 years, Neil was the Chief Finance/Operating Officer at three universities, with responsibility for a range of functions, including finance, estates, digital services, legal and governance, commercial services and change/transformation teams. He was also a member of the Governing Council at all three institutions.

Neil started his career with Ford, working in various parts of the business, including a spell in Detroit. He has also worked in the brewing and retail sectors. In addition to his executive roles, Neil is currently Chair of Trustees at Family Fund, a charity supporting families with disabled children, and is a member of the Governing Council at the Royal Agricultural University. He has also been a non-executive director at an NHS trust and an energy spin-out, and the Chair of Governors of a University Technical College.

Neil’s wide experience in the private and not-for-profit sectors, in both executive and non-executive roles, allows him to analyse and solve challenges through multiple lenses. He is particularly focused on processes of transformation in order to deliver operating and financial sustainability.