Director China, British Council | Minister (Culture and Education), British Embassy Beijing
Carma Elliot was a career British diplomat for 23 years between 1987-2010, working in a wide variety of roles including trade and investment and protocol. Her final three postings were as Consul-General in Jeddah, Chongqing and finally Shanghai. 2014 marked the 30th anniversary of Carma first coming to China, as a student at Fudan University Shanghai.
Carma then went on to become Executive Director at China’s largest international NGO, the Half the Sky Foundation (2010-2013), before joining the British Council in April 2013 and taking up her post as Director China in August 2013.