Prior to his retirement in 2016, Neil served for more than 25 years in senior roles for the Ministry of Health in Saskatchewan, including CEO of the Saskatchewan Health Information Network (SHIN), Chief Information Officer and Associate Deputy Minister. Neil led the development and implementation of Saskatchewan’s provincial eHealth strategy, as well as playing a prominent role at the national level in Canada as provincial co-chair of the Conference of Deputy Ministers’ Advisory Committee on Health Infostructure (ACHI) and in the founding of Canada’s two major national institutions in this space – the Canadian Institute for Health Information and Canada Health Infoway. Neil continues to be actively involved in development of international standards through ISO TC215 (Health Informatics). He is currently co-leading a foundational standard on the safe, effective and secure design, implementation and use of health IT systems.