I have recently arrived in Qatar as Director and it is a huge privilege to be representing the British Council and to support cultural relations between our two countries through international cooperation and partnership. 

The British Council was established in Qatar in 1972, and we have a diverse and talented team of 80 staff, running innovative programmes across our core areas of English, Education and Science, Arts and Sport to support Qatar’s 2030 National Vision. We will continue to seek to create many more opportunities for people in Qatar and the UK to learn from each other and work together on areas of common interest.

Over the coming months, as I settle into my post I hope to be able to meet all our close contacts and important clients so that we can plan future programmes and activities together and build a future of mutual benefit to us all.

Sam Ayton, Director, British Council Qatar