Doctoral Researcher (DBA)
Neil is currently an Assistant Professor of Human Resources Management/Organizational Behaviour at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has an extensive background in the public service sector having worked both as a Senior Manager and a Management Consultant in the sector.
Prior to his appointment as an Assistant Professor, Neil taught at Ryerson on a part-time basis and worked as a Management Consultant specializing in Organizational Change and Design. His clients included the municipalities of Guelph, Kitchener and Cambridge, Ontario, Brandon, Manitoba and the University of Toronto.
In 2001 he retired from the City of Toronto, as the Director of Organizational Transformation, after a 24 year career with the organization. During his tenure with the organization, the City went through a major amalgamation that saw the elimination of the regional government and the integration of six local municipalities into a single entity. Neil was responsible for coordinating the amalgamation of the Works and Emergency Services Department, which integrated 14 Departments into a single Department. The integration involved over 10,000 employees and operating budgets of over $1 billion (Cdn).
Neil has a MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University and a BA in Social Science from the University of Guelph. He joined the Executive DBA at Cranfield in September 2007 and is conducting research on Leadership in contexts in which formal leaders have minimal legitimate authority. His first project is investigating leadership in Business School academic departments.