Gareth Bullock – President

Gareth Bullock leads the British International Education Association (BIEA).

He joined the board of the British Council as its trustee for from 2012, officially retired in November 2018. During his six-year tenure, his extensive financial strategy expertise was invaluable to the council, assisting the executive team on the council’s delivery of financial objectives. He helped to formulate its commercial strategy, especially in development in the international arena.

As a well-respected expert in finance, Gareth was on the Board of Standard Chartered PLC where he was Group Executive Director responsible for Africa, Middle East, Europe and the America as well as chairing Risk and Special Assets Management. He had both wide functional and international experience, having been Head of Corporate Banking in Hong Kong, CEO Africa, Group Chief Information Officer and Head of Strategy. Gareth has held numerous board positions, Inter Alia, Tesco PLC, Tesco Personal Financial Group Ltd, Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC, Fleming Family & Partners Ltd, British Bankers’ Association and Global Market Group Ltd. Gareth is the current chairman of The Development Bank of Wales PLC and Senior Independent Director of Informa PLC.