Mairi leads the British Council’s Global Social Enterprise programme, which promotes the development of social enterprise and investment to help address entrenched social and environmental problems, build trust between the UK and other countries, and support more sustainable, inclusive and prosperous societies.
Introduced in over 20 countries and delivered with the support of local and international partners, the programme provides training, investment and funding opportunities for social entrepreneurs, convenes policy dialogues, conducts research and promotes social innovation through media campaigns.
Mairi is an economic development professional with over 15 years of experience delivering international projects. Prior to joining the British Council, she served as Head of Greater China for Scottish Development International (SDI). She holds a PhD from the University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business. She joined the steering committee in 2014.