Tom McNeil

Tom McNeil

Board member Tom McNeil

Tom is the Strategic Adviser to the PCC advising on a broad range of areas including data ethics, public sector reform and devolution strategy.

After growing up in the West Midlands, Tom graduated with an undergraduate and Masters degree from Durham University and Cambridge University respectively. After starting his career as a commercial lawyer he later became a charity law specialist advising leading charities, social enterprises, trade unions and public bodies on a significant variety of legal issues.

Other experiences include being a governor for an autism specialist school, serving as a Special Constable for the Metropolitan Police, sitting as a non-executive director for a human rights organisation, volunteering for a number of years for the children's charity Barnardo's and gaining political experience by standing as a parliamentary candidate in two general elections in the West Midlands. He has also recently been appointed as a trustee for the National Union of Students and Chair of its Group Audit & Risk Committee.

He is particularly passionate about policies aimed at preventing crime through the power of education and tackling poverty.