Alma Gadot Perez


I joined the British Council after serving as the Head of Intangible Heritage at the Israeli Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage, managing a portfolio of over 60 million NIS, focusing on digital transformation. I have many years of experience in senior leadership, strategic consulting, and project management experience in the US and Israel. I hold experties in policy and innovation, economic development, impact investment, applied research, strategy development and tri-sector collaborations.

Dana Sandbank

HR Manager

Dana joined the British Council in 2018 as an HR business partner for country management, overseeing local HR, learning, and development. In 2023, she joined the global Talent and Development team to design a new senior leadership programme. Previously, Dana worked in high-tech at Intel, Bidalgo, and Syneron, focusing on organizational learning, development, and operations management. She holds an MA in Human Resources and a BA in Statistics and Human Resources from the University of Haifa.




Hila Glick

Partnerships Manager, BIRAX

Hila Glick joined the British Council in 2024, bringing in extensive experience in fostering partnerships among diverse, multinational partners from her previous position as head of the International Department at Tel Aviv University’s Entrepreneurship Center. Hila specialises in working with international entities and government agencies to enhance global collaborations in innovation and startups. Hila holds a B.Des from Shenkar College and a Global MBA from IDC Israel.  

Iris Barner

Senior Programme Manager, ISPF; WCGA SRO, HE Lead

Iris joined the British Council in 2016 and has been engaged with various aspects of the higher education and research portfolio: from planning and delivery to measurement and evaluation. Previously, Iris worked at the British Embassy and the Delegation of the EU to Israel as a Programmes Manager. While living in the UK, Iris focused on campaigning for a number of NGOs. Iris holds a BA in Politics at Queen Mary University of London and an MA in Public Policy at Birkbeck College London.  


Ravit Capauner

Senior Programme Manager, Head of BIRAX

Ravit joined the British Council in 2018, focusing on general management, partnership and stakeholder development, and managing large projects. In the UK, she managed faculties at the University of Cambridge, including Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics, and coordinated the 2008 Research Assessment submission. Ravit holds a BA in Economics from Tel Aviv University and an MSc in Management from Boston and Ben Gurion Universities.

Rawan Abulafi

Project Manager of the Wohl Clean Growth Alliance



Rawan joined the British Council in 2024 to lead the second phase of the Wohl Clean Growth Alliance. Previously, Rawan was a strategy consultant at the international design-thinking consultancy firm Designit, and the alumni programme manager at Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow (MEET) – An MIT-supported binational educational NGO.

Rawan holds a B.Sc. in Architectural Engineering and Urban Planning from Applied Science University in Jordan and has worked for several years as an architect.

Tal Lemer

Operation Manager

Tal joined the British Council in 2020, having worked previously as Operations Associate at Yesod Europe in the UK and a Relationship Manager for retail banking in Israel. Tal specialises in financial planning and analysis and ensures compliance across a number of key fields, including equality, diversity, and inclusion and safeguarding awareness where she acts as the focal point. Tal holds a BA in Economics and Eastern Asia Studies from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Milena Sidoun

Programme Coordinator, BIRAX

Milena joined the British Council in 2022 after focusing on international academic collaborations at Israel’s Council for Higher Education. She coordinates the planning and implementation of the flagship BIRAX programme. Milena also manages the social media and community outreach strategy, overseeing communication efforts for all British Council Israel programmes. She holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in Gender Studies from Tel Aviv University.