Neil has over 25 years’ experience in asset and structured finance. He was Chief Executive Officer at ETV Capital, one of Europe’s leading technology venture debt funders, where he had responsibility for lender transaction structuring and underwriting and running the credit committee. Prior to that he was the Deputy Head of Technology Financing at Kleinwort Benson and Chief Operating Officer at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson’s venture leasing division (now Kreos Capital). Neil was previously the Operations Director at Close Brothers’ asset finance division and spent over 10 years in both senior marketing and credit roles within the structured finance division of HSBC. Neil holds a degree from the University of Plymouth and an MBA from Durham University. This experience has resulted in LGF’s participation in a number of UK Government-sponsored projects such as the TMT Financing Initiative looking at financing IP rich businesses and Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) UK Solar Finance & Bankability Group.