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.
Caroline Meaby, Global Programme Manager, YCE
Caroline joined the team in the summer of 2013 from the Edinburgh International Television Festival, where, as Talent Schemes Director, she ran some of the industry's leading development opportunities for up-and-coming TV executives and creatives. Before that, she was at the BBC, spending 10 years working in television production before moving into partnership management. As Global Programme Manager, Caroline oversees all YCE activity, working closely with overseas colleagues to strengthen the programme and develop further opportunities for growth.
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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