Our management team is a group of experienced individuals responsible for leading our projects and delivering British Council’s work in NZ & the Pacific.

Our management team

Natasha Beckman

Natasha Beckman


Natasha Beckman is the Country Director British Council New Zealand and the Pacific. 

Natasha has many years of experience in Festivals, Artist Management, Events, Museums and Galleries. Her extensive training includes a BA in Art History and Law and an MA in Art History. She also completed an internship at The Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, working on one of the largest Festivals in the world, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which celebrates different cultures around the world.

Monalisa Urquhart

Business and Special Projects Manager

Monalisa joined the team at British Council NZ & the Pacific in 2013 as the Project manager for the EU Stages of Stage Project. She brings with her experience in statistics, IT and web development, the arts and sports (rugby to be specific).