Neil joined Oxford HR in 2021 after completing a PhD in political studies at the University of Cape Town, where he researched and taught on human rights and international institutions. He has over 20 years work experience in the private, public, and academic sectors, working within the UK, Germany, and South Africa, including as a government economic development specialist for the creative and cultural industries in London. Reporting to both the Mayor of London and central government, he was responsible for promoting and growing the diversity, depth, and energy of the creative industries, through engaging with corporate stakeholders, encouraging private and public investment, providing support for business growth and promoting London as an international centre for culture and commerce. He also has a master’s in international relations, with a focus on mining in Africa, and a keen interest in equitable and sustainable development and learning new languages.
”I love what I get to do at Oxford HR. I like to think of it as matchmaking between impact-driven global organisations and inspiring individuals/leaders. I love that we are committed to change/progress, diversity, and inclusion within the non-profit sector as well as embracing what we preach.
Justin Highstead, Africa Executive
Gatsby Charitable Foundation
Manager Governance, International Board and Council, WWF International
Senior Policy Advisor, AMCOW
Board Chair, Sabre Education
Executive Director, YouthConnekt Africa
I am writing to thank you and the team at Oxford HR for all the work done, and guidance given, on our search for a chief executive for Rwanda Action.
I know that we could not have found such an impressive candidate with such an excellent fit with our organisation, without you and the team at Oxford HR. I also know how much work has gone on behind the scenes to make this appointment possible: the preparation of the initial brief, discussions with candidates, the collating of all the information and the reporting back to the board
Deborah Clayton Hatfield
Chair, Board of Trustees, Rwanda Action
Regional HR Manager, Gatsby Africa
Self Help Africa
Director, Water Witness International
Elizabeth Williams Bassi
Operations Director, Sabre
Self Help Africa