Speaker profile

Neil Carmichael

Former MP
Senior Adviser
PLMR (Confirmed)

Neil Carmichael, Honorary Professor of Politics and Education, University of Nottingham, is Senior Adviser, PLMR, providing strategic advice and support across all sectors; Non-Executive Chair of the Association of Dental Groups; Chief Education Consultant at Christine Lee & Co (solicitors); Senior Adviser at Wild Search; and, Chair of the Commission on Sustainable Learning for Work, Life and a Changing Economy (Pearson UK).

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 also 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 is writing a book – “Progressive, Productive, Proper: A new reform agenda for education” – to be published spring 2019 by John Catt Educational. He frequently appears on the media and regularly speaks on education, Europe and the environment.

Agenda sessions

DAY 1 - April 3, 2019


    • 1:00 pm
      Panel Discussion: Top Tips for Effective Governance