The policy and management lead for ethics is Tom McNeil,
Strategic Adviser to the Police & Crime Commissioner, and
Member of the Strategic Policing & Crime Board.
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.