Neil Stockley has more than thirty years’ experience of public affairs and politics in the UK and New Zealand. He ensures that organisations achieve their business objectives by developing robust policy positions and turning complex research into compelling stories and accessible materials for external audiences. Neil has developed a specific expertise in energy, climate change and environment policy. He has provided public affairs and communications counsel to National Grid, a major European renewable generator, energy retailers, solar operators, a funder of renewables, distribution networks and both trade and member organisations across the energy sector.

In his earlier career, Neil was a Director of major UK communications consultancy Bell Pottinger, where he spent 10 years, and of MHP, where he led teams in energy, technology and transport. From 2011 to 2012 Neil worked for Arqiva, developing and implementing a political communications strategy to support the company’s smart meter activity. He is an experienced speechwriter and editor of policy papers, submissions and publications.

Neil is a former Policy Director for the Liberal Democrats and  was executive assistant to former New Zealand Prime Minister, David Lange.

Email: neil.stockley@hydrastrategy.co.uk