Mission Statement

To provide members of the Chamber with pertinent information on issues affecting education in China and in the UK that might impact the smooth operation of their businesses in China. The Committee will also act as sounding board – through social media and Chamber-run events - for members for their concerns regarding educational development in China – primary, secondary, tertiary or vocational/professional development – and act as a representative body for British educational institutions within the Chamber through the appropriate channels in China or the UK, and help promote our institutions based in China throughout the country and internationally facilitating study in China for UK students, as appropriate.

Education Focus Group Announces New Chairman: David Mansfield, YK Pao School

Wednesday, 04 September 2019

The British Chamber Shanghai is pleased to announce that, David Mansfield, Executive Headmaster at YK Pao School succeeded William Vanbergen, CEO at BE Education as the new Chairman of the Chamber's Education Focus Group.

Committee Members

Chair: David Mansfield, Executive Headmaster, Y.K. Pao School
Vice Chair: Sherry Fu, Director of China Centre, The University of Manchester China Centre
Vice Chair: Alastair Balchin , Director of External Engagement, The Sino-British College, USST


David Wang, Head of Partnerships, Education, British Council
Douglas Shearer, External Engagement, Xian Jiaotong Liverpool University (Suzhou)
Su Si, East China Director, Education, Department for International Trade, British Consulate General Shanghai
Alex McGrath, Head of British Council Schools, China
Charles Ellison, Head Master, Harrow International School
Peter Derby-Crook, Director, Dipont Education
David Foster, Director of Business Development, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Victoria Foster, Head of Junior School, Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong
Grace Guan, Regional Director, East Asia, Edinburgh Global, University of Edinburgh
Dr. Mengmeng Wang-Purcell (汪萌萌博士) ,Founder and CEO, CamVision Education
Paul Farrell, Principal, Britannica International School, Shanghai

Chamber Executive Committee Sponsor: James Dunn, Executive Director, British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai

Chamber Office Facilitator: Jun Wang