Neil participated in the inaugural Terrestrial Carbon Accounting Certificate, held at UC San Diego in partnership with the Tropical Forest Group and WWF. Currently engaged as an independent forest carbon consultant, based in the UK, Neil has monitored the evolution of REDD+ since 2009. His background lies in the project development community, specializing in technical carbon development, project management and methodology compliance as a member of the ecosystem service department at international conservation organization, the World Land Trust. In this capacity he contributed to projects in Central and South America, India and South East Asia. His present interests include forest reference levels and MRV for REDD+.
Neil is a committed nature lover and has volunteered for local conservation groups since childhood. He holds a BSc in Geology from Durham University and an MSc in Finance and Management and has prior experience working in the financial audit sector.