Neville is a retired civil engineer. He first came to Shetland in 1973 and worked for Shetland Islands Council mainly on water and drainage schemes up to 1998. He went on to develop and manage the Lerwick district heating scheme.
He is very active in numerous community organisations. He has been involved with many environmental projects both in and outside work . He is currently a tour guide informing tourists on the natural and cultural heritage of Shetland.