Gill Caldicott, Director East China, British Council
Gill Caldicott, Director East China ©

British Council

Director East China, British Council

Gill Caldicott is the Director of the British Council in East China, 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 August 2020, having previously served a British Council Director Sri Lanka.  She has extensive leadership experience having worked in South Asia, Europe and the Middle East during a 30-year career with the British Council.  

Gill believes strongly in the power of education and culture, as a bridge between peoples of different nationalities, and has seen first hand the opportunities, trust and understanding that can be created through such exchanges. In her spare time, Gill enjoys travelling, visiting cultural heritage sites and exhibitions, wildlife photography and reading.