Neil joined FESPA in May 2011 as Managing Director in charge of FESPA’s exhibitions and events.
Neil is a highly experienced exhibitions director. From 1996 to 2004 he held the position of Group Event Director at Penton Media Europe before joining William Reed Business Media in the same year.
At William Reed Business Media he presided over significant growth in event revenues from his division. He directed the launch of the Food and Drink Logistics Show, and devised several other business growth initiatives. His portfolio of business-to-business events included the UK’s largest food-led event, attracting in excess of 40,000 visitors.
Neil gained sales experience in a series of media roles following his graduation from Thames Valley University, where he gained a degree in Modern European Studies. Neil also speaks fluent German.