Stevie Spring became Chairman of the British Council in August 2019, and is also Chairman of Mind, the mental health charity. She has previously chaired both the Groundwork Federation and BBC Children in Need, and served on the boards of Kent University, Arts and Business, and the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society. She is now a portfolio director and investor, particularly in 'profit with purpose' ventures, and has broad experience of partnerships and joint ventures. She chairs tech company of the year, Kino-mo; is an advisor to the ITG specialist retail technology Group; and is on the board of the world's largest consumer cooperative, The Coop Group of companies.
Stevie graduated in law and after roles in marketing, television and international advertising, became Chief Executive of two international media companies where she led on digital transformation. Named one of Britain's 500 most influential people and one of the UK's 100 most connected women, Stevie was awarded a CBE in the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours.