Neville is CEO of Kiva, a San Francisco-based non-profit technology company that has facilitated more than $1.2 billion dollars of loans to financially excluded communities in 83 countries and is aiming to bring financial identity and credit history to the 1.7 billion who are currently outside the financial system.
Before running Kiva, Neville was CEO of Quid, a pioneer in using Natural Language Processing and Graph Theory to understand the Narrative.
Neville is originally from the UK and, before moving to the US, has lived and worked in China, the Middle East, Malaysia and across sub-Saharan Africa, working variously as a music and pop video producer, the publisher of China Economic Review, a consultant at McKinsey, and as as an executive at private equity backed companies. He originally trained in studio arts in Manchester.
Neville generally thinks / worries / writes about the interaction of government, society and advances in technology.
He is currently spending quite a lot of time in Sierra Leone working with the government on financial identity. When home in San Francisco he can be found with his wife Meady and daughter Mika bemoaning the San Francisco legislative branch structure, poking at new bits of technology, and drinking lots of coffee.