Tom McNeil

Tom McNeil

Committee Member Tom McNeil

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.