Ian Neill is Deputy Programme Director of e-Borders, a multi-agency Programme led by the UK’s Border and Immigration Agency. In his current role he has particular responsibility for operational projects. The effort to combat terrorism and improve security is something that engages all sections of society and calls for co-ordinated action by government. Working together with key operational partners, the UK’s Border & Immigration Agency, HM Revenue & Customs, UKvisas and the Police Service, e-Borders aims to deliver a fit for purpose solution, to achieve the vision of a fully integrated and secure border.
Having spent many years in different roles within the Immigration Service, Ian Neill brings his immense experience to this innovative Programme, which will allow the border agencies to take a proactive, intelligence-led approach to managing an effective and secure border. This joint programme of work is founded upon the active involvement of all the key operational partners, as well a working closely with its many other stakeholders.
Ian Neill has a wealth of experience in the UK Immigration Service, having commanded two Terminals at Heathrow, held a variety of posts in the enforcement arena and undertaken a role in running the worldwide Airline Liaison Officer network.