<span style="font-style: italic;">Director – Cybercrime, Terrorist Financing and Anti-Money Laundering Department</span> </br></br><span style="font-weight:900;">United Nations</span>
Neil Walsh joined the United Nations in January 2016 and is Chief of the Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section.
With staff in six continents, Neil leads the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s strategic response to cybercrime, money laundering, terrorist financing and counter-proliferation financing by delivering political advice and capacity building around the globe. Neil and his team aid Member State preventive diplomacy and advise UN Senior Leadership, including the Secretary-General, General Assembly and the Security Council, on related matters.
Prior to joining UNDOC, Neil served for over 15 years within the UK National Crime Agency countering international serious organised crime and terrorism including long-term postings to Europol HQ in The Hague and Malta.
Neil’s broad work experience includes Head-of-Government policy-making and extensive covert operations with global partners countering cybercrime, terrorism, money laundering, online child sexual exploitation, drug trafficking, human trafficking, and weapons proliferation.
Neil is 41, comes from Belfast, Northern Ireland and is married with 4 young children. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology & Criminology and an M.Sc. in Criminal Investigation. He is also an experienced paramedic (EMT-I). In his spare time, Neil advocates for bowel cancer (colorectal cancer), brain haemorrhage, liver failure and pulmonary embolism awareness (having survived all of these conditions).