Neil is an Executive with Magnet Forensics, a high-growth technology company that develops tools to assist police and national security agencies to lawfully recover critical digital evidence in their investigations ranging from human trafficking to terrorism. He previously served in senior roles with the Government of Canada in the Prime Minister’s Office and Global Affairs Canada. He is a contributor to the Globe and Mail and Policy Options Magazine. Neil also serves as faculty with Singularity University, as a Fellow of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, and as a board member of the Public Policy Forum. He holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree with honours from Carleton University.
Neil spent much of his time as a child and youth at the YMCA. He was a camper, played and coached basketball, was a camp councillor, camp director, and youth programming director at various YMCAs in Ontario. He was elected to the National Board in 2015, is a member of the Executive Human Resources and Public Policy & Advocacy Committees, and chairs the Technology Committee of the National Board.