Neil is a senior Human Resources Professional and Facilitator his hospitality and cruise career spans more than two decades, working within top luxury brands, including, Disney Cruise Line, The World, Regent Seven Seas, Soneva, Six Senses, Anantara Hotels & Resorts and Cheval Blanc Randheli by LVMH. He has overseen several resort openings within the Indian Ocean and the UAE. Neil worked in the launch of both the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, later on within his cruise career, he provided consultancy support to Royal Asian Cruise Line, as well as forming part of the transition team from SMS to SQM for a leading UK based cruise line, which also say him conducting companywide audits that included offices within Europe and on-board fleets of ships.
In 2014, Neil founded Shorthouse Hospitality International, a Hospitality Services Consultancy, using his experience of creating industry-leading, revenue driving platforms for a wide range of companies Most recently working closely with the Government of the Maldives, in advising and reassuring how safe the cruise industry is, thus ensuring that cruise ships are permitted to return to the Maldives. A regarded Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality (IOH), and Brand Ambassador for SE Asian and the Cruise Industry for the Institute. Shorthouse also provides mentoring, executive coaching, leadership growth workshops, his company Shorthouse Hospitality has worked with such companies that include SAGA Cruises, Fred. Olsen, Regent Seven Seas and Leading Resorts in the Middle East, Maldives, Seychelles and SE Asia, Mid-Kent College and most recently with a health and wellness concept in London.