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British Council

Andy Williams took on the role of Chief Operating Officer, responsible for Strategy, Performance and Transformation, in 2019. 

In over 25 years at the British Council, Andy has held a range of leadership roles including: Regional Director Wider Europe responsible for 15 countries, from Western Balkans to Central Asia via Russia, Israel, Turkey and Ukraine; Country Director in Poland and Azerbaijan; operational management of large English teaching operations in Syria and Thailand; and global responsibility for the business development and operational management of the world's leading English Language test, IELTS.

Andy has a degree in Drama, a postgraduate diploma in English Language Teaching Management and a diploma in teaching English as a foreign language. ​

He worked in the theatre as an actor and a director before joining the British Council.