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date: 26 September 2022

Gibson, Leigh free

Gibson, Leigh free

OBE 2012

Born Ramsgate 23 Sept. 1956; d of Donald Spain and Freda Spain; m 1981, Nigel Roy Gibson; two s

Director, Scotland, British Council, since 2020


Dover Grammar Sch. for Girls; St Hugh’s Coll., Oxford (BA Hons)


Tutor (pt-time), Univ. of Hong Kong, 1980–83; British Council: Director: Ops, Hong Kong, 1994–99; Arts, HQ, 2004–07; for Content and Prog., Shanghai World Expo, 2007–10; UK Now, China, 2010–13; UK-Russia Year of Culture, 2013–14; Festivals and Seasons, 2014–16; Dir, USA, and Cultural Counsellor, British Embassy, Washington, 2016–20


hiking, running, travel, reading, cinema


British Council, Waverley Gate (Fourth Floor), 2–4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG


Royal Hong Kong Yacht; Hong Kong Cricket