14 December 2018
On Friday 7th of December the SOAS South Asia Institute hosted a reception in the Paul Webley Wing of SOAS in appreciation of Dick Alford, who stepped down as Secretary of the Charles Wallace India Trust after fifteen years. It was an emotional evening for the many who had been touched by Dick’s care and diligence. He has put his own friendly and supportive mark on the Trust and is held in the highest regard by the many fellows who have come to study in the UK as a result. He is replaced as Secretary of the Trust by Shreela Ghosh.
Shreela Ghosh’s career in the creative industries has been exceptionally rich and varied. Over the past 30 years she has worked in Dance, Theatre, Film and TV, Visual Arts, Heritage and Literature. She has delivered large-scale cultural development programmes in the UK and South Asia. In 2011, Shreela joined the British Council and became the first Regional Director Arts for South Asia.
In 2018 she decided to move on from the British Council and is delighted that in her new role she will be able to continue to foster the interests of talented young Indians and to work with the trust’s longstanding partners in both India and the UK.
The SOAS South Asia Institute wishes Dick the best for his latest retirement and Shreela the best in her new role.