One of our staff members
One of our staff members

We have over 200 staff working with us in Colombo and Kandy, including over 100 teachers from the UK and overseas. 

Learn more about the people in our senior management team that drive our organisation:

Gill Caldicott, Country Director

Gill took up her post as the Country Director of the British Council in Sri Lanka 12 August 2017. She has been working for the British Council for over 22 years and has worked at numerous British Council offices across the globe, including London, Hong Kong, Egypt and India.

Rob Low, Country Exams Director

Rob joined the British Council in 2004 and has since worked in Thailand, Poland, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.  He began his career with the organisation as a teacher, before moving on to Teaching and Examinations Centre management.  Prior to joining the Sri Lanka team, he oversaw all Exams activity across western Saudi Arabia.  He graduated in English and Film from the University of the Witwatersrand and also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Open University.

Galina Pereira, Assistant Director of Resources and Finance

Galina has been with the British Council for over five years. Previously, she worked in the corporate sector for over 10 years as Head of Finance of a large conglomerate in Sri Lanka in the tea and travel industry. She started off her career in auditing and was involved in consultancy assignments at Messrs Ernst and Young Sri Lanka for four years. Galina is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and has a Masters in business administration.

Subhashi Dissanayake, Head of Planning, Development and Support

Subhashi joined the British Council on 1 November 2018. With a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Agriculture and Masters in Management, Subhashi carries 18 years of experience as a senior manager and a team leader in leading national and international non- governmental organizations in Sri Lanka. She is with a proven track record in programme planning and development, fundraising and contract management and project management and quality assurance.

Sanjeevani Munasinghe, Head of Programmes

Sanjeevani Munasinghe is the Head of Programmes and has been working at the British Council for the last 17 years She has over 30 years of work experience and knowledge in the development sector especially in Renewable Energy, Education and Society. She is the senior lead for the Social Enterprise component of the EU funded “Enterprise” project on Integrated Rural Development