Neil McGillivray

Chief Operating Officer | Alan Turing Institute Liaison Manager


Originally joining the University in 1994 as a Youth Apprentice, Neil is responsible for the development, resourcing and delivery of Bayes Centre strategy.  Providing leadership in the design and implementation of a unique portfolio programmes, Neil is convenor of the Bayes Management Board and a member of Bayes Strategy Oversight and Stakeholder Boards.  A member of the University’s Data-Driven Innovation Programme Strategy Board, Neil also co-convenes the Data-Driven Innovation Programme Operational Leads Sub-Group.  

Neil has a breadth of cross-disciplinary expertise in resource management, strategic planning,  transformational change, academic liaison and curriculum development.  He has previously served in senior University of Edinburgh Director of Professional Services positions, as a seconded Service Excellence Programme Lead in Student Administration & Support and was Edinburgh's Alan Turing Institute University Liaison Manager from 2020 to 2023.  

Beyond the University, Neil is also a member of the HUMANE Residential Schools Alumni and Annual Conference Steering Groups.