Career

Founder, Dunshiel Education

Dunshiel Education, brings together education policy experts to provide bespoke services to those working in the education community and related sectors. Our independent network draws on expertise from across the political parties to deliver detailed policy advice to organisations and their leaders on education and other policy developments affecting their work, enabling you to anticipate and contribute to …

Chair, Pearson’s Commission on Sustainable Learning for Life, Work & a Changing Economy

Neil is Chair of Pearson’s Commission on Sustainable Learning for Life, Work & a Changing Economy. Pearson, the digital education company, has announced a new, independent group to examine the UK’s future skills needs and landscape. The Commission on Sustainable Learning for Life, Work & a Changing Economy will be chaired by former head of the Education …

Honorary Professor of Politics and Education, University of Nottingham

Neil has been appointed Honorary Professor of Politics and Education at the University of Nottingham. More information is available here.

Senior Adviser, PLMR

Neil Carmichael is a Senior Adviser at PLMR and joined the business after serving seven years in the House of Commons. PLMR is one of Britain’s fastest-growing communications companies focusing on political Lobbying and Media Relations. Neil is an ambassador for the business and provides senior counsel to clients across sectors. Visit the PLMR website for …

Non Executive Adviser for Education, Wild Search

Neil is a Non Executive Adviser for Education Wild Search. Established in 2010, Wild Search is a well-connected, executive search and advisory company with experience in finding excellent candidates for a diverse range of clients, specialising in the education and charity sectors. Unlike many other ‘headhunters’ and recruitment firms, Wild Search has an established community …

Trustee, Sir Heinz Koeppler Trust

Neil is a trustee of the Sir Heinz Koeppler Trust. The Sir Heinz Koeppler Trust promotes international peace and understanding through Wilton House.

Board of Trustees, National Governance Association

Building on his work in Parliament with the APPG on Education Governance and Leadership, Neil is now a member of the National Governance Association Board of Trustees. The National Governance Association is the national membership organisation for state-funded school governors and trustees in England. The NGA aims to represent school governors and trustees from all state …

Advisory Board, Finito

Neil is a member of Finito’s Advisory Board. Finito gives students a route to work that cannot be found elsewhere. Their courses help job hunters make the transition from education to employment, giving them the necessary skills and training to fully prepare them to embark on business life.

Advisory Board, D Group

Neil is a member of the D Group’s Advisory Board. The D Group is the leading private board and C-level strategic business network in the UK. More information available here.

Chief Education Consultant, Christine Lee & Co

Christine Lee & Co is a firm of solicitors with strong experience in education, Neil is Chief Education Consultant.

Chair of the Association of Dental Groups

The Association of Dental Groups (ADG) represents group and corporate providers of both NHS and private dentistry. Neil was appointed Chair in February 2019. The ADG was founded in 2011, it has grown from an initial three members to twenty. The market share of the sector has grown from some 8% of NHS dentistry in …