A warm farewell was bid to Paul Sellers, British Council’s director for south India for the last four years, during a function at the British deputy high commission in Nungambakkam on Thursday. He will be succeeded by Mei Kwei Barker.
British Council, the United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations, focuses on providing a collaborative platform in the areas of education, language training and arts for cultural diplomacy.
Mr. Sellers, while addressing the get-together, said, “Memories of Chennai and my experience here will always remain close to my heart. I have had the honour of leading an exemplary team.” Ms. Barker, who has been with the Council for over 20 years, most recently as director of English in United Arab Emirates, said she was excited to be working in the city. “Chennai is a busy and happening city, which is not only rich in its history and culture but also modern with numerous opportunities for education, business and more,” she said.