Sir Neville is a Chartered Civil Engineer. He is currently Chairman of the Thames Tideway Tunnel. He was previously Chairman of International Power plc until 2012 and of Carillion plc until May 2005, following its demerger from Tarmac plc, where he was Group CEO. He was joint Chairman of TML, the Channel Tunnel contractors’ consortium, for the final three years of the Channel Tunnel project.
Sir Neville chaired a number of construction industry bodies and the regional leadership teams for Business in the Community in the West Midlands and the Solent Regions. He was a founder member of the UK Government’s Private Finance Panel, Chairman of the Government’s Sustainable Procurement Task Force, Deputy Chairman of Ashridge Management College and Chairman of the Building Research Establishment Trust. He was also a member of the President’s Committee of the CBI for 12 years and served for seven years on the Court of the Bank of England.