Before joining ISIS in 2005, Neil worked for several multinational companies, travelling all over the world to build and commission production lines for a variety of products. At ISIS, he started with the ESSO (Electrical Systems Support Office) group, but Neil's interest in control and instrumentation made him join the Target Controls Group in 2007. During his time working on the ISIS Target Stations, he was involved in the design, procurement, installation, commissioning and the ongoing support of many systems. This ranged from the Target Station 2 trolley drive, through to his last project of designing an updated control system for the Target Station 1 methane cryogenic. He continued this work up to his retirement at the end of December 2022, seeing the project into the commissioning stage.
Neil was a quiet, unassuming man and would always do his best to help his colleagues. He got on with the job and delivered the required systems with little fuss.
Outside of work, Neil was a very keen sportsman. In his younger years, he played football and cricket for local teams, then later managed and coached football teams, eventually taking up the role of cricket umpire. He was a keen supporter of Ipswich Town FC, frequently travelling great distances to cheer on his team.
Neil will be greatly missed by his wife, family, his many friends and colleagues.
His funeral will take place on Monday 20th November at 11am at St Michaels & All Angels Church in Waddesdon. Former colleagues are warmly invited to attend or can leave a message of condolence via this dedicated webpage.
Obituary written by Robin Burridge.
Image appears by kind permission of Neil's wife, Sue Schneider.