Neil Sherlock CBE


Neil Sherlock CBE is a Senior Adviser, PwC and from 2013-18 was a partner in the firm. Neil was a special adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister from 2012-13 covering business issues and political reform. From 1999-2011 he was a partner at KPMG. Outside his professional career Neil has been Chairman of the charity Working Families, a member of Alan Milburn’s Social Mobility Commission and a member of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body.

He stood twice for Parliament as a Liberal Democrat in 1992 and 1997, was an adviser to Paddy Ashdown, speechwriter for Charles Kennedy in the 2005 election and adviser to Menzies Campbell. He was one of the team who prepared Nick Clegg for the 2010 TV debates. He jointly edited with Neal Lawson “The Progressive Century: the future of the centre-left in Britain”.

A former President of the Oxford Union Society in 1985, Neil graduated with a First in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Married to Kate (Baroness Parminter) he is the proud father of two daughters and has only twice personally achieved sporting ambitions – winning a golf tournament aged 17 and scoring a cricket half-century at a rather later age.