He had computer games and how-to books published at the age of 16, and graduated from Sunderland in data processing. While a student he co-founded the International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organisation In the 1980s he set up Prowler Publishing and in 1997 he became a director of Stonewall.
In 1999 he substantially sold his interest in Prowler, and has since worked as a freelance strategy consultant.
- http://www.cavali.co.uk/cavali/default.asp?menuitemID=124 Cavali: Neal Cavalier-Smith Biography
- http://www.cavali.co.uk/cavali/default.asp?menuitemID=128 Cavali: Neal Cavalier-Smith Biography