Event Invitation丨Consul-General Briefing in Shanghai
The event will also be live streamed online via Zoom.
16:00 – 16:30 Registration
16:30 – 16:40 Welcome Remarks from Andrew Seaton, Chief Executive, China-Britain Business Council
16:40 – 17:00 Consul-General’s Briefing
17:00 – 17:30 Q&A
How to Register
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About the speaker
Mr Matt Burney
British Consul-General Shanghai
Matthew (Matt) Burney assumes his role of the British Consul-General Shanghai from September 2023. Prior to this role, Matt was the Minister of the British Embassy in Beijing, responsible for managing the UK’s education and cultural relationship with China. He was also Director of the British Council in China, where he oversaw the UK’s cultural relations and educational exchange work and led one of the largest country operations in the British Council’s global network of 100+ offices.
Matt has held numerous strategic leadership positions since joining the British Council in 1997, promoting cultural and educational opportunities in Japan, the Czech Republic and Ireland.
In 2000, Matt spearheaded the British cultural and education work in South West China, establishing the Culture and Education Section of the British Consulate-General in Chongqing. From 2011 to 2015, he was Consul at British Consulate-General Shanghai, and Area Director of the British Council in East China. During this time he oversaw the growth of a dynamic and ambitious programme driven through close collaboration and partnership with UK and Chinese cultural and educational organisations.
He was recognised by His Majesty The King in the 2023 New Year’s Honours for services to cultural relations. As a result he has been admitted into the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (CMG).