Neil Carmichael, Honorary Professor of Politics and Education, University of Nottingham, and UCL (IoE), is Chief Executive of UCEC (Education China), Board Member for Strategy, FN Robotics (China), Non-Executive Chair of the Association of Dental Groups; Senior Adviser, PLMR, providing strategic advice and support across all sectors; Chief Education Consultant at Christine Lee & Co (solicitors); and, Chair of the Commission on Sustainable Learning for Work, Life and a Changing Economy (Pearson UK). He is also a consultant with the Westminster Foundation of Democracy, currently working in Myanmar.
Neil is also a Trustee, Sir Heinz Koeppler Trust – Wilton Park, promoting international peace and security; and, a member of the Advisory Board of the D Group, strategic advice and international network. He is a Trustee of the Sir Edward Heath Charitable Foundation.
Neil was Member of Parliament for Stroud (2010-17), serving on the Education Select Committee throughout period and latterly as Chair. He established the All Parliamentary Party Group (APPG) on School Leadership and Governance, Chair of Vascular Disease APPG, producing influential reports on clinical methods and took the Antarctic Act 2013 through Parliament. Neil was Chair of the Conservative Group for Europe and is Director of Modern Europe. He was Chair of the Board of FESTOMANE (Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering), until 2019.
Neil is writing a book - ’Progressive, Productive, Proper: A new reform agenda for education’ – to be published spring 2020 by John Catt Educational. He frequently appears in the media and regularly speaks on education, Europe and the environment.