Neil Coxon joined the British Omani Society as Director in May 2022, leading the Executive office in Sackville Street. As an ex-member of the British Sailing Team with a proven management track record, Neil was headhunted to join Oman Sail in 2009. Neil thoroughly enjoyed living in Muscat for over 10 years with his wife and family of 3 children, 2 of which were born in Muscat. As the Commercial and Sailing Director, Neil managed 120 staff in different locations throughout Oman, from Sur to Al Batinah.
Neil relocated back to the UK in 2020 at the start of the COVID pandemic and when he heard of the vacant Director’s role, it was very appealing as it provides a unique opportunity to use his knowledge of Oman and his affection for the country and its people.
Neil and his family live in Emsworth on the south coast. When he is not working, he is never far away from a tennis court. His children are keen players, with one being currently ranked in the top 20 in the UK for his age group. His dad is proficient at collecting the tennis balls!