Friday 31 July 2015

Change of British Council Director Japan
- Matt Burney appointed Director, effective 4 September -

The British Council announces a new Director Japan as follows: 

Newly appointed:
Director Japan, British Council (effective 4th September 2015)
Matt Burney 
[Currently Area Director East China, British Council, China]

The current Director Japan, Jeff Streeter, will remain in post until 3rd September 2015, when his four-year term of office expires and will move to Cairo, Egypt as Director Egypt, British Council. 



Matt Burney


Oct 1989  St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford (MA; BA Oxon)
Jan 1995  Japanese Studies, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan
Dec 1996  Passed Level 1 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test
July 2008  Associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and Communications)
Jan 2000 -  Mandarin language training, Beijing Normal University



Sep 2011 -  Consul (Cultural & Education), British Consulate-General, Shanghai and Area Director East China, British Council, China
Sep 2008 -  Director Ireland, British Council, Ireland
Jan 2005 -  First Secretary (Cultural & Education), British Embassy Czech Republic, and Deputy Director (and latterly Director), British Council, Czech Republic
Sept 2003 -  Deputy Regional Director (East Asia Desk), British Council, London
Sep 2000 -  Consul (Cultural & Education), British Consulate-General, Chongqing and Director Southwest China, British Council, China
Aug 1997 -  Liaison Officer Nagoya Area, British Council, Japan
Aug 1996 -  International Relations Coordinator, Aichi Shukutoku University, Nagoya, Japan
Aug 1992 -  Assistant Language Teacher, Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme, Shimoyama-mura, Higashikamo-gun(now part of Toyota city), Aichi-ken, Japan


<As of 31 July 2015>

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