Our people

Thousands of policy makers, academics, researchers, artists, sportspeople, scientists, curators, creative entrepreneurs, heads and classroom teachers work directly with us and with their counterparts in the UK. Over the last 30 years we have expanded our global network from 79 to over 100 countries. 

The Executive Board is responsible for the overall strategy, direction and management of the organisation. The Board of Trustees are the guardians of the British Council’s purpose and are ultimately accountable for the organisation. Chaired by Baroness Prashar, Acting Chair, they hold the Executive Board responsible for the organisation’s performance, strategy and policy.

There are five formal sub committees to the Board: Audit and Finance (pdf 36kb), Risk (pdf 35kb), Remuneration (pdf 43kb) and Nominations (pdf 33kb) and Contracts (pdf 26kb). We also publish the register of interests of the Board of Trustees.

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