After an unusual university life (BSc Theoretical Physics and Philosophy, joint honours; Msc Ergonomics) Neil started work at Max Fordhams M+E consultancy practice. Quickly discovering that for him, lighting was the most interesting part of this he started specialising in this, and founded Elektra in March 2000. For over 18 years he has been the creative force at the heart of this world-renowned lighting consultancy, growing it from a one-man operation to its present form.
Neil is keen and active and can often be found swimming between islands in the Adriatic, marathon training or studying for his second martial arts black belt. He lives in Walthamstow with his wife, 2 amazing daughters and a large collection of shoes.