Neil Walsh joined the United Nations in January 2016 and is Chief of the Cybercrime and AntiMoney 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 all cyber and money laundering affairs.
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 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, sepsis, pulmonary embolism, and colitis awareness (having survived all of these conditions).