Capita, the North East’s largest consultancy provider, is helping shape the future of education in North Tyneside.

Richard Carmichael, director of Capita’s partnership with North Tyneside Council, has joined the board of North Tyneside Learning Trust as an Employer Director. He replaces Ian Richardson, Regional Director for Capita, who was previously in the role.

The Trust works with 20 formal Employer Partners, including Capita, from across the public, private and voluntary sectors to improve education and life chances for children and young people.

The role of Employer Directors includes shaping the strategic direction of the Trust, determining policy and approving programmes.

Capita Partnership Director Richard Carmichael said: “It’s a real privilege to be accepted onto the board of North Tyneside Learning Trust.

“The Trust is responsible for a lot of valuable work to help children in the borough reach their potential. I look forward to bringing my business experience to the Board to help support its ambitions.”

Chair of North Tyneside Learning Trust David Baldwin said: “I am delighted to welcome Richard Carmichael onto the Trust Board.

“The contribution of private sector partners is incredibly valuable to our work and I am confident that the Trust will benefit enormously from Richard’s commercial perspective, business acumen and passion for improving the education and life chances of children and young people here in North Tyneside.”