UK-based Neil has become a valued member of the askhule team, bringing us his extensive international experience as well as his calm, can-do approach and his dry British wit!
Neil is not only a qualified sound engineer (possessing the sought-after Tonmeister degree from the University of Surrey where his friendship with asikhule founder Keith Davies began) – he's also a fully qualified teacher. After graduation, he joined the BBC as a Post Production Operator, working on a wide range of tasks from transmission to tele-ciné, and from editing to quality assessment.
In 1990 Neil moved to the BBC’s residential training centre - Wood Norton, and has been a full time trainer across the operational curriculum, ever since. During Neil's time at the BBC, the organisation shed its “dear old Auntie” image, becoming more streamlined and sales-oriented. Neil's extensive training skills were ideal for equipping engineers to face this challenge. The range of commercial courses he developed have not only added capacity to the BBC, but also led to demand for his services from broadcast customers around the world, including Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Since starting his own company, Training for TV, Neil has expanded his international work in video, audio and digital systems training, and has become a regular and welcome visiting lecturer over the past 10 years. Neil now partners exclusively with askhule in Southern Africa. We are pleased and proud that this world-class trainer is now part of our team!