Head of Group Safety & Insurance, Sainsburys
Neil joined Sainsbury’s in 2004 and has held a variety of Safety roles over the past 12 years and is currently Group Head of Safety & Insurance covering H&S, Food Safety, Fire Safety & Claims for Sainsbury’s and Argos. Neil originally trained as a Mechanical Engineer at Leeds University, has an MBA from Durham University and is a Chartered Member of IOSH & a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
He spent his early career in Sales and Marketing roles before moving into H&S initially working for Air Products and Chemicals finally holding the post of European SH&E Manager before moving to British Airways and then onto Centrica again in safety roles.
In 2014 Neil took over as Chair of the CBI Health & Safety panel & in 2018 was appointed as the Non-Executive Director on the Parliamentary Safety Assurance Board.
Neil is married with 3 children and outside of work is particularly active in the area of Special Needs Education and “Independent living” having a son with Autism. He’s a very poor but enthusiastic golf player, a qualified SCUBA Diver and an RYA Qualified Day Skipper.