Professor Neil Carmichael
Senior Adviser, Education and International
Neil is an Honorary Professor of Politics and Education at the University of Nottingham and at UCL. As well as being a Senior Adviser at Wild Search, he is Board Member for Strategy at 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 Chair of the Board of FESTOMANE (Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering); 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.
Neil has been an adviser for Wild Search since 2010 and has contributed to a number of Wild Research publications, three of which focus on Education Governance.