of Education

The Education Committee supports all levels of British educational development in China and the UK. We work to connect and promote businesses in this sector to support their growth and development. Let’s connect.

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Our purpose

We advocate on behalf of British educational institutions who operate in China or who receive Chinese students in the UK. We actively share knowledge and insights to enable better awareness of education policy and to improve educational development from primary level, all the way through to tertiary, vocational and professional education in China.

Meet our Committee


Victoria Foster
Head of Junior School, Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong

Vice Chair

Sherry Fu
Managing Director, China, The University of Manchester

Vice Chair

Paul Farrell
Britannica International School, Shanghai

ExCo Sponsor

Caroline Taylor
Head of College,
Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong


Dr. Terry Creissen OBE
Managing Director,
China International Schools,
Nord Anglia Education

Peter Derby-Crook
MBE, Director of Education,
Dipont Education

Charles Ellison
Head Master,
Harrow International School

David Foster
Director of Business Development, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Grace Guan
Regional Director, East Asia, Edinburgh Global,
University of Edinburgh

Lee Henderson
Head of School, School of Business and Management, The Sino-British College, USST

David Mansfield
Senior Consultant,
Y.K. Pao School

Douglas Shearer
External Engagement,
Xian Jiaotong Liverpool University (Suzhou)

Su Si
East China Director, Education, Department for International Trade, British Consulate General Shanghai

Christopher Short
Executive Superintendent, Nord Anglia Chinese International School

David Wang
Head of Partnerships, Education, British Council

John Woodberry
Founder, Tutors in China

Ronan Williams
Partner, EY

What’s up next?

16 Dec 2021

UK Alumni & Education Christmas Mixer

Put on your ugly Christmas sweater and join our gift exchange game. Entry ticket includes a set of canapés, 2 glasses of craft beer and free flow of wines. The early-bird price is valid until 12 December.

  • In-person event

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Live Lounge Podcast

S4 E1: Higher Education Partnerships Now; Whither or Wither?


The pandemic and changing policies towards China have presented particular challenges to trans-national higher education in China. This episode addresses potential effects over the near to mid-term through discussion at the sector wide level, with some illustrative case studies.

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