I’m Neil, Chief Executive of AFG.

I’ve worked for AFG since April 2006. I joined the team because I believe in the work that AFG do and the values which underpin that work. Throughout my career I have had a close association with person-centred mental health services and services for people with a learning disability, who are committed to making a difference. AFG offered that opportunity.

As AFG Chief Executive my role is to lead the management of the organisation, ensuring that we deliver on our mission and purpose in a fully compliant way, and remain the best at what we do – delivering high quality, life enriching person centred support to people with learning disabilities and mental health needs. Personalisation to me means people as active citizens in control of their own lives.

I have over 18 years experience as a health and social care Chief Executive across four different organisation, including AFG. I also have 29 years’ experience in the NHS.

My qualifications include the following:

  • Qualified nurse
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN)
  • Registered General Nurse (RGN)
  • Diploma in Nursing (DPSN)
  • BSc Health Studies
  • MA Health Research
  • Diploma in Relationship Counselling
  • Bailrig Graduate Lancaster University Leadership Programme
  • Judge Institute Cambridge University International Leadership Programme Graduate
  • Fellow Royal Society of Arts

I am a fully qualified relationship counsellor and outside work I provide voluntary sessions for a national charity.

A fact that you may find interesting about me is that I have a classic car, a 1970 Triumph Vitesse, which I have fully restored and occasionally showcase at classic car shows.