Neil co-founded Abris in 2006 together with George Swirski. He is currently a joint Managing Partner of the firm and a member of the Abris Investment Committee.
Prior to establishing Abris, Neil was for 12 years the managing partner of Copernicus Capital Partners, a CEE-focused private equity and asset management business he co-founded in 1994. Before establishing Copernicus, he was a Managing Director of York Trust, a UK-based private equity and financial services group which he joined after working as an investment banker in London for European Banking Company Limited. Neil started his career as an investment analyst and fund manager at Standard Life Assurance Company in Edinburgh.
Neil is a former member of the board of the European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (EVCA) and was Vice President of the Polish Private Equity Association.
Neil has a degree in economics from the University of Edinburgh and a Masters degree from the University of Nottingham.