Neil is an engaging and dynamic public speaker, and a specialist on the sub-conscious behaviours that drive our decisions. He is an expert at bridging complex theory with real-world understanding. Neil developed his love of psychology early on when he was studying to be a PE teacher, specialising in sports psychology. This passion expanded into the psychology of decision making, in particular decisions involving money.

Neil’s public speaker career began back in early 1990’s as a professional compère for Rank Leisure. During this time he was in charge of running the main entertainment venue, frequently speaking in front of  2,000+ people. It is this grounding that gave Neil his unique presentation style – his ability to be fluid with his presentations, to be highly interactive with the audience, and to be very memorable!

Neil is also an entrepreneur and Founder of Suitable Strategies, a leading financial behaviour specialist. Over the years, he has worked with some of the most influential brands in financial services, and has featured as a regular speaker, both in the UK and internationally, presenting to thousands of business professionals. His interactive, light-hearted style make his presentations highly engaging, educational, and thought-provoking.

“Neil is not your stereotypical conference speaker. I laughed and I learned. A great combo!”

“a truly brilliant and thought provoking presentation on the psychology of decision making.”


Watch a short excerpt of Neil being interviewed for a financial services company on the subject of how investors make decisions.

This is part of a series of videos and blogs provided, all on the subject of consumer behaviour and financial capability.


Find out more about Neil's most requested conference presentation...


When people make decisions, there are two main mental systems at work. One, a quick and intuitive system; the other, a more laboured, hard-working system. Both serve us well, but with a worrying degree of frequency, we try and by-pass this hard working system to reach quicker decisions. These mental short-cuts (heuristics) can lead to a whole host of mistakes when we make decisions.

In this highly educational presentation, Neil talks about the science behind our decisions, how we make them, how to spot the short-cuts, and what to do to make better, more informed decisions.