Mei-kwei Barker has a rich experience of over 20 years with the British Council. She took up her current post as Director South India for the British Council in August 2014 and oversees British Council portfolio across South India. Her previous position was as Director of English, United Arab Emirates where she took the strategic lead for the Teaching Centre operations in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah as well as the English Teacher Training work across the Emirates. Mei-kwei first joined British Council in Hong Kong where she worked as a teacher and has since held a number of senior positions in the British Council, managing operations in countries such as Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Egypt. The latter two gave her an opportunity to work within the Higher Education sector and in addition she has overseen Change Management portfolios across the full spectrum of British Council work in both Singapore and Egypt.