Izzy Lee-Poulton

Music Programme Coordinator

Izzy studied Philosophy and French at The University of Birmingham, focusing specifically on LGBTQ+ representation in francophone literature and gender, race and applied ethics. Inspired by a love of music, a stint presenting student radio and organising music events for Amnesty International, she moved to London to start a career in music.

Before working at the British Council, she worked at culture marketing agency FRUKT, working on music festival activations and content for brands such as Nando’s, Jägermeister and Pioneer DJ. She has also worked with Boiler Room, Yucatan Records and Erased Tapes. More recently she worked with the Barbican in their contemporary music marketing team and managed their popular Barbican Sessions and Barbican Meets videos.

Izzy joined the British Council’s Music team in August 2019 and coordinates music projects, supporting the team’s work in countries across the globe.

In her spare time, she plays music in her band Sei Mai, organises live music events with her collective NO SHAM3, attempts to DJ and has recently started a radio production and podcasting course.