Neil Stott was Chief Executive of Keystone Development Trust. Until April 2015. Keystone is one of the largest development trusts in the country delivering, community development, social enterprises and property development.
Previously Neil was Head of Community Development at Canterbury City Council, Principal Officer (Community) at Cambridge City Council and a youth and community worker for a number of children's charities including Mencap, Elfrida Rathbone and Contact-a-Family in London.
Neil graduated from Bradford University with a BA (Hons) in Peace Studies (1983). More recently Neil completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Sociology at Anglia Ruskin University in 2003, a Masters in Community Enterprise at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School in 2005 and a Doctorate in Professional Studies at Middlesex University (2012).
Neil is a Senior Associate of Locality's consultancy. Neil is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Senior Fellow of the Institute of Place Management (SFIPM) and Visiting Fellow of Anglia Ruskin University.
Neil has contributed to numerous policy and academic publications as well as mentoring and lecturing at Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Cambridge.