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Director Corporate HQ, British Council
John Worne is British Council Director Corporate HQ. He is responsible for the British Council’s strategy, governance, brand, overall reputation and top stakeholders as well as corporate targets, performance and resource allocation.
John has held senior positions in both the public and private sectors. From 2001 to 2007 he was a Senior Civil Servant then Director in the centre of UK Government at the Cabinet Office and worked at the Department of Health leading the development of the National Health Service brand. Prior to this in the 1990s John helped launch of one of France's three mobile phone operators Bouygues Telecom and worked around the world in the international telecommunications industry spending time in Hong Kong, Colombia, Russia, Indonesia and Malaysia amongst other countries.
John studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Jesus College, University of Oxford.
Recent Publications by John Worne
Languages - Getting to the Hearts. The CPD Blog. December, 2013.
We the People. The CPD Blog. August, 2013.
The Changing Climate for Cultural Relations. The CPD Blog. March, 2009.
Deaf is Dumb – Why Listening is Powerful. The CPD Blog. February, 2009.
January 19, 2009 - The Case for Culture CPD Blog
John Worne in the News
November 19, 2013- John Worne was quoted in a BBC News article titled, "'Alarming Shortage' of Foreign Language Skills in UK."