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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

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