ISPA member Graham Sheffield CBE announced to staff today that he is to step down as Director, Arts at the British Council from June. During his seven years at the helm of the UK’s leading international arts programme, he has led a global vision putting the arts centre stage in cultural relations.
Plans for recruitment will be announced in due course. In the meantime the British Council arts programme will continue to be developed by the arts senior team.
Graham intends to reconnect more closely with his first love, music, through his role as Chair of Help Musicians UK and arts consultancy. He also plans to spend more time with his partner in the United States.