After starting his working life as a lecturer in Psychology, Neil took his first role in HR management in 1996. For the next 12 years he worked in a variety of specialist and generalist HR roles in FTSE100 companies, including Rentokil Initial and GUS (which latterly became Home Retail Group).
Neil joined the Random House Group in September 2008 taking responsibility for strategic people issues across their publishing and distribution offices in the UK, Australia, India and New Zealand.
Since 2010 Neil has also sat on the main board. Neil’s latest accolade is winning the award for HR Director of the Year at the prestigious HR Excellence Awards 2013. And more recently still, Neil has been one of the main leads in helping to steer and finalise the merger between Random House and Penguin – the most significant merger in publishing history.
Neil is a regular commentator on Human Resources and workplace issues and has written for a number of trade and generalist publications and websites on a range of topics. He writes his own blog, Change-Effect and tweets as @neilmorrison.