Director of Higher Education
British Council (Confirmed)
John Bramwell is the British Council’s Director of Education and Society for the Americas, and Senior Higher Education Advisor. He is now based in the UK but formally based in Mexico City with prior postings to Sao Paulo, and Istanbul. In 2004 he joined Majan University College in Oman as deputy director, then moved to Kazakhstan as Director of Quality Assurance and Research for KIMEP University. In 2006 John took a position as the Director of a new Technical Institute in Tripoli Libya, before joining the British Council in 2008. John is an expert in international education, specialising in inter-government relationships and education quality systems. In 2015 he wrote the treaty for mutual recognition of qualifications between Mexico and the UK, building quality a framework that is suitable for all South American countries (now utilised for Chile and Colombia too). The Mexico agreement was signed during the State Visit of the President to the UK, and John was awarded the honour of the Order of the Aztec Eagle from the President for his work in education. Prior to working internationally, John also has over 20 years of experience in the UK higher education system including senior roles as Director of Academic and Strategic Planning, Director of Teaching and Learning, and Dean of Applied Sciences. He has an academic interest in Information Systems derived from his undergraduate degree, in teaching and learning from his postgraduate qualification. He is a keen drawer of portraits and an enthusiastic but hopeless golfer.