Chris Byrne

Academic Planning Manager

Chris first visited Japan when he took part in his school’s exchange programme to Tokyo aged 15, and that experience has had a significant impact on the rest of his life. After university, he lived in Japan for three years, teaching English to Japanese students. Upon his return to the UK, having greatly enjoyed his experience of teaching, he embarked upon his teacher training, and for the last ten years has taught Japanese in a UK secondary school. During this time he worked with CHE to organise his school’s exchange programme in the UK and in Japan, which recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary. He has now joined CHE as Academic Planning Manager, looking to use his experience to help deepen the relationship between Japan and the UK, by supporting cultural exchange and friendship among the students, teachers, schools and host families of both countries.