Director East China, British Council

Consul (Culture and Education), British Consulate-General Shanghai

Cat Sinclair-Jones is the Director of the British Council in East China and Consul (Culture and Education), with responsibility for leading the UK’s cultural relations and educational exchange work in the three Eastern provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, as well as Shanghai Municipality. She holds the diplomatic rank of Consul where she manages the UK’s education and cultural relationship on behalf of the British Consulate General Shanghai.

She was appointed to the role in December 2022, following three years in Sub-Saharan Africa as Director Tanzania and previous posts in Pakistan and Turkey. Cat has a passion for equality, diversity and inclusion and is an experienced mentor. She holds a master’s in Medieval History and prior to joining the British Council in 2015 she worked in Public Affairs across the Education and Justice sectors in the UK.