We are international education specialists who work across China to develop and manage a unique range of higher education partnership programmes between institutions and academics in the UK and China. 

Our programmes encourage high impact, collaborative research, teaching and exchange activity and help institutions to develop their profile as leaders in international education. 

Meet our team

Leina Shi - Director Education, British Council China

Leina is the Director Education for the British Council, China. Leina leads the development and implementation of UK-China Education portfolio across complex partnerships, programmes, and contracts across mixed funding streams and business models across China and East Asia. 

Leina joined the British Council and relocated from London to Beijing in September 2021, after 22 years of studying and working in the UK Higher Education sector.  More...

Cathy He - Director South China and Head Higher Education, British Council China

Cathy manages higher education partnership activities across China.

With expert knowledge of the Chinese and British education sectors, Cathy has forged extensive professional relationships with Chinese education authorities and wider industry stakeholders.  She has a strong track record of developing sustainable and successful UK China higher education partnerships.  More...

Donald Hu - Head, Partnerships Education, British Council China

Donald manages our corporate partnership and sponsorship activity and leads our account management work with government education authorities and educational institutions.

Donald is an international education professional and an expert in relationship management. More...

David Wang - Head, Partnerships Education, East China

David has worked in the education and business sectors for over 20 years. His wide-ranging education and cultural relations experience and extensive educational networks have enabled him to contribute his expertise to many successful Sino-UK joint collaborative and cultural exchange programmes. More...