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Hayley Willis - Senior press officer
Ekene Oboko - Press officer
Education and civil society:
Nicola Norton - Senior press officer
Language Learning in the UK including Mandarin:
Peter Hawkins - Senior press officer
Amber Mezbourian - Press officer
Head of Media
Sir Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive
Sir Ciarán Devane has been Chief Executive since January 2015. Ciarán speaks regularly on the contribution of cultural relationships to the UK's international influence and global profile, particularly the British Council's work in education, arts and the English language. Follow Ciarán on Twitter
Kate Arthurs, Director, Arts
Kate has been leading the British Council's global arts programme since May 2018. She is an authority on the importance of international connections to support the creative industries and for introducing international audiences to the best of UK creativity. Follow Kate on Twitter
Language learning in the UK
Vicky Gough, Schools Adviser
Mark Herbert, Global Head of Schools Programmes