Why Integrity Is The Foundation Of Good Leadership with Rob Neil OBE

Why Integrity Is The Foundation Of Good Leadership with Rob Neil OBE


Anything that’s worth it takes time. This sentiment rings true for many aspects of life, including personal growth, career success, and achieving goals. It’s a message that Rob Neil, an influential figure in the civil service, has been sharing with his children and the younger generation.

Rob Neil, OBE, was born and raised in the London Borough of Brent and began his career in 1983 at Willesden County Court for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). Over the years, he climbed the ranks and became the Deputy Court Manager before joining the South Eastern I.T. Team. In 1998, Rob landed his dream job as a Development Trainer in MoJ’s Corporate HR department. He furthered his education at the Civil Service College, earning a Certificate in Training Practice (CTP) and becoming a member of CIPD.

Rob’s influence extended beyond his own career. In 2001, he was one of the first people to join the Ministry of Justice’s BAME Staff network, known as P.R.O.U.D. Later that year, he became the first elected Chair of the CSREN, now called the Civil Service Race Forum. Through these initiatives, Rob made a significant impact on diversity and inclusion within the civil service.

One of Rob’s most notable achievements was his role in establishing the Employee Engagement Team at the MoJ. In 2008, he created the Engagement Champions Network, which grew to include 1000 people in Courts, Tribunals, and the Legal Aid Agency. Rob also worked with other government departments, such as HMRC, DWP, and MoD, to help them set up their own Employee Engagement Champions.

In 2015, Rob took on the responsibility of steering the Diversity & Inclusion Department at the Ministry of Justice. During this time, he played a crucial role in implementing the Civil Service Talent Action Plan (T.A.P.) and renegotiating arrangements with all of the department’s Diversity Staff Networks.

Rob’s contributions to the public sector did not go unnoticed. In 2016, he was recognized as one of the 50 influential figures of BAME background in the public sector as part of the ‘New View 50’ list.

Rob’s involvement with Krystal Alliance, a team dedicated to promoting equity in the workplace and fostering inclusive leadership, is a testament to his commitment to creating positive change. Krystal Alliance’s team members are experts in their respective fields, working together to transform cultures, promote inclus

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