- Function: Senior Advisor
- Company: Lestari Capital
Neil is a consultant to Lestari Capital, focusing on the development of the Rimba Collective, a ground-breaking initiative to directly link the palm oil supply chain to forest conservation and restoration. He is currently the chain of the Rimba Collective’s Steering Committee.
Neil is also a co-founder of Proforest and is currently a Senior Advisor to Proforest, working with key clients. He now has over thirty years of experience in the practical implementation of sustainability commitments, working at a strategic and operational level with corporate clients in agricultural commodities and forest products value chains. Neil specialises in responsible sourcing, and has played a leading and innovative role in operationalising responsible sourcing approaches in many sectors.
Neil’s experience also includes managing the largest global forest certification programme and playing a leading role in the development of sustainable palm oil certification. He has had a close working relationship with RSPO since the organisation’s inception, facilitating the original process to develop the Principles & Criteria, and most recently facilitating the Assurance Standing Committee and acting as Interim Director of the Technical Division within the Secretariat.