British Council Ghana announces that Alan Rutt is the new Country Director. He arrived in Ghana on 19th September and took up his new post from 1st October 2017. He takes over from Liliana Biglou who has moved on from the British Council.
Alan first joined the British Council in 1997 and he has worked in nine countries across three continents since then. His most recent posts include running British Council operations in Bahrain and Mozambique where he was responsible for large English language teaching centres and led cultural and educational programmes to engage the next generation in arts, education, science and sports.
With a background in business, finance and language teaching, he specialises in education partnership development. Prior to working for the British Council, Alan worked in the UK private sector as a business manager in the television broadcast and telecommunications industries. Alan is married with two children.
On his arrival Alan said, “I am delighted to be able to continue the tradition of cultural and educational relations with the people of Ghana and to further engage with the British Council to create more opportunities for Ghana and the UK through innovation, skills development and partnerships.
Building long term mutually beneficial relationships and providing opportunity for people remains the core of what British Council does and stands for. Hence, Alan intends to make British Council Ghana even more relevant and accessible as an educational opportunities provider and he is looking forward to further strengthening cultural relations between Ghana and the UK.