Robert Ness is the Director of the British Council Hong Kong. He joined the British Council in 1981 and has worked in a range of posts and locations, mainly responsible for English, education and the arts/creative industries.
His first post was in London, followed by a stint as Assistant Director in Vienna, Austria and a temporary posting to Oman, before being appointed as Director Johannesburg in 1992. In 1997 he became Director of the British Council in Cyprus, and in 2000 moved to Lisbon as Director, Portugal. He returned to London in 2003 to take up the post of Director of the British Council’s UK region.
Mr. Ness was Director Colombia from 2008 to mid-2012 before undertaking a short posting as Director Brazil, based in Sao Paulo. He was appointed to the post of Director Hong Kong in October 2012.