John Knagg was the Global Head of Research and Consultancy for English and Head of English for Education Systems at The British Council. From 2010 to 2018 he was Chair of Accreditation UK, the inspection and quality assurance programme for English language teaching in UK institutions and universities. John has been involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of numerous educational reform projects around the world, and developed the British Council’s portfolio of ELT publications for policy-makers and educators. Recently retired from the British Council, he now works independently on international language-in-education and development initiatives.