As a debater, he was twice the national champion, a World Championship finalist and a Worlds Masters winner. He judged 5 World Championship finals, and served as Chief or Deputy Chief Adjudicator for Worlds, Euros, US Nationals, WUPID and the World Online Debating Championships.
A former Chair of the Worlds Council and Director of the International Debate Education Association, he is author of The Practical Guide to Debating.
Neill is married to Beth, and they have two young children. They live in Staffordshire, UK.