Neil Bennett is currently an expert consultant for both UNODC and the European Union (EU) in the field of Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT). He also delivers capacity building in many jurisdictions on behalf of overseas Governments.
He served in Special Branch/Counter Terrorism Command for over twenty-five years being involved in every facet of Counter Terrorism investigations, operations and intelligence gathering.
During the latter period of his career he developed the Terrorist Finance investigation and operational capability of the National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit (NTFIU), trained as a Financial Action Task Force (FATF) evaluator and coordinated HMG overseas capacity building.
He concluded his career establishing a cross Gov’t capability within the Ministry of Defence to deliver ‘Threat Finance’ strategies and operations against extremist groups in overseas conflict zones.