We are a small team based in London who work in collaboration with global colleagues and friends.
Beatrice Pembroke, Director
Beatrice Pembroke is Director, Creative Economy at the British Council and leads a global programme which supports the development of skills, leadership and enterprise in the cultural sector. Working with a range of international partners, she is committed to the sharing of ideas, networks and experiences to build a more sustainable, accessible and dynamic creative economy. She joined the British Council in 2006, developing creative economy programmes in India and East Asia, followed by a secondment in Strategy and External Relations. Prior to this she worked in publishing and at the BBC. She has an MA in Modern Literature and Culture from University College London.
Pablo Rossello, Programme Manager
Pablo has an MA in Cultural & Creative Industries from Kings College London and an MSc in Sociology from the London School of Economics. He's been with the team since 2005, when he joined to support the development of the Young Creative Entrepreneur (YCE) programme. He now develops programmes around policy and urban development and cultural leadership, and overseas projects in the Americas and the Middle East.
Claire DeBraekeleer, Programme Manager
Claire has been with the team since 2005 developing the Young Creative Entrepreneur programme from its early days into an active network which connects innovative entrepreneurs from over 50 countries. She now also manages our wider CCE work in policy, skills and creative education in East Asia, Russia and Europe. She has a MA in Cultural and Creative Industries from King’s College London and has particular interests in music, film and digital media. Claire grew up in Asia, loves adding new cities to her visited list, and is excited by how the world is becoming a smaller place every day.
Claire is currently on a year secondment in Moscow as Head of Arts Russia.
Carly Frey, Programme Manager
Carly has a background in international development management and cultural policy. Based in Kenya for over three years, Carly led on several edu-social development projects with the Aga Khan Foundation and was a creative consultant for the UN’s Global Partnerships Initiative for Urban Youth in Africa. Recently, she was appointed to UNESCO’s technical experts group to support the advancement of cultural policy and governance in emerging economies. Carly advises on our Creative Economy work in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, holds a MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics, and plays bluegrass fiddle.
Anne Scorer, Creative Economy Adviser
Anne has considerable experience and expertise in the UK creative industries and digital media. She most recently managed the strategic city partnership between Bristol and the BBC – known as the ‘Anchor’ collaboration. She was a Senior Consultant for Creative Industries at the South West RDA, and Managing Director of the documentary production company Scorer Associates. She also created a networking organisation which supported TV and digital businesses in the South West, and devised ‘the broadbandshow’ which commissioned broadband content applications. Anne is a member of BAFTA, an assessor for the Technology Strategy Board, and was on the Ofcom Advisory Committee for England from 2005-2012.
Anne manages regional Creative Economy work in EU Europe and East Asia and advises on other global programmes which relate to digital media and new business models.
Rebecca Shoesmith, Programme Assistant
Beccy has worked for the British Council since 2009, starting in the Arts team supporting the delivery of the pilot year of Cultural Leadership International. She has also worked in the Science and Education departments before joining the Creative Economy team in May 2011. She has a specific interest in entrepreneurship and the development of creative businesses, is a keen traveller and wants to learn Spanish. Beccy has a BSc in Business Management from King’s College London.
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