September 2023

Herzliche Grüße to all present and future customers, partners and friends of the British Council in Germany!

It is a pleasure and a privilege to take up the post of Country Director, working with the experienced and professional British Council team here who have built deep and long-standing relations between the UK and Germany since we began working here in 1959.

I have been fortunate to have worked with the British Council over the last 25 years in various senior positions spanning the breadth of our work and four continents. 

Born and brought up in a small town in the North of England with a German father and English mother, I additionally welcome the opportunity to (re)connect with my roots and improve my German language skills.

With an exciting portfolio of offers in Education, English and the Arts at the heart of everything we do, we aim to build connections, understanding and trust between people of the UK and Germany by fostering the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

I’m delighted that one of my main remits is to seek opportunities to strengthen existing and forge new mutually beneficial relationships with individuals and organisations in Germany and the UK sectors. The magic truly comes alive when we combine our offers and align with those of like-minded partners to make a real difference!

I very much look forward to co-creating the exciting UK-Germany journey ahead.

Danke schön und auf eine erfolgreiche Zusammenarbeit!

Helga Stellmacher