Trustee, British Council
Kirsty Lang is Trustee of the British Council – an educational and arts charity with an annual turnover of one billion pounds in the English, exams and education market, operating in over 100 countries. She spent over 30 working as a journalist and foreign correspondent for the BBC, The Sunday Times and Channel 4 News and continues to present the BBC’s flagship arts programme, Front Row on Radio 4. She has written for the Financial Times, The Guardian and Mail on Sunday and was until recently a television anchor on World News Today, an international current affairs show simulcast on BBC 4 and the BBC World News. Kirsty has been a visiting professor at Columbia University in New York in the School of International and Public Affairs teaching a course in communications to Masters students. She chaired the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2008 and the Independent's Foreign Fiction Prize in 2010. She lives in London and is married to the writer and broadcaster, Misha Glenny who she met in 1989 when they were both journalists covering the changes in Eastern Europe.