Neil has been the Principal Investment Manager for the £12billion Tyne and Wear Pension Fund for over two years. The role is responsible all aspects of the Fund’s investment portfolio including setting the Investment Strategy and asset allocation, managing the investment structure and implementing the responsible investment policy. During his time at the Fund he has been heavily involved in developing the response to climate change as well as supporting the pooling Agenda and making new investments Residential Property and various private market funds.
In previous roles Neil worked at PIRC in client relations with a focus on the LGPS Performance universe and he also spent 10 years at CIPFA running the Pensions Network. This involved a range of activities supporting the LGPS from producing various guidance documents, delivering advice and training and facilitating conferences and other networking events. Neil is a CIPFA qualified accountant who has worked in or around Local Government for over 25 years.