Matt Knowles

Ex-Officio Member
Area Director East China, The British Council

Matt Knowles has 14 years of expertise in international cultural and educational exchanges. He took up his post as the East China Area Director of the British Council in August 2015 and is accompanied by his wife and three young children.

Matt comes to Shanghai from London where he was British Council’s Regional Head for East Asia, EU Europe, Wider Europe and the Americas. This entailed supporting teams in 70 countries and helping to shape the organisation’s strategy.

Matt holds Masters Degrees in Theology from the University of Edinburgh and from Union Theological Seminary (Columbia University’s constituent Faculty of Theology). He was the bass player for Bangladesh’s only funk band and once met the late great godfather, James Brown.

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