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 and terrorist financing by delivering capacity building in 50+ countries, aiding Member State diplomacy and advising 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 senior-level policy-making and extensive covert operations with partners around the world countering cybercrime, terrorism, money laundering, online child sexual exploitation, drug trafficking, human trafficking and weapons proliferation.
Neil is 39 years old and comes from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology & Criminology and an M.Sc. in Criminal Investigation. He is also an experienced paramedic.