The British Council’s Executive Board is responsible for its overall strategy, direction and management.
In this section
Sir Martin Davidson KCMG, Chief Executive
Martin Davidson took up the role as Chief Executive in April 2007, having been Deputy Director General since September 2005.
Dr Jo Beall, Director Education and Society
Dr Jo Beall joined the British Council and the Executive Board in July 2011 as Director Education and Society, reporting to the CEO.
Adrian Greer CMG, Chief Operating Officer
Adrian joined the British Council in 1984 in what was then known as the Overseas Career Service. He was appointed to his current post as COO in October 2012.
Christopher Kinsella, Interim Chief Financial Officer
A seasoned Chief Financial Officer with a pedigree of operational, corporate and international finance roles in blue-chip UK and USA organisations; TI Plc, GE (USA), GEC Marconi, Meggitt
Helen Murley, Global HR Director
Helen is the Global HR Director of the British Council.
Mark Robson, Director English
Mark Robson joined the British Council, and the Executive Board, in November 2007, initially as Director Operations. In November 2010 Mark took up his current role as Director English.
Graham Sheffield CBE, Director Arts
Graham Sheffield is Director Arts for the British Council, having taken up his role in May 2011.
Rebecca Walton, Director Partnerships & Business Development
Rebecca Walton, Director Partnerships and Business Development, is an experienced professional in the field of cultural relations and education.
John Worne, Director Strategy
John Worne is the British Council's Director of Strategy and is responsible for the British Council’s strategy, governance, brand, overall reputation and top stakeholders.