Neil, 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 at PLMR; and Chief Education Consultant at Christine Lee & Co (solicitors). He is also a consultant with the Westminster Foundation of Democracy, currently working in Myanmar.
He served as a Member of Parliament for Stroud (2010-17), sitting on the Education Select Committee throughout the period and latterly as Chair. He established the All Parliamentary Party Group (APPG) on School Leadership and Governance. He 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 frequently appears in the media and regularly speaks on education, Europe and the environment.