Grace Lang joined the Research Councils UK China Office in 2008 as Deputy Director, leading on partnership development and programme delivery, before becoming Director of RCUK China in 2014.
In 2018, Grace was appointed as China Director of UKRI, taking the strategic lead for UKRI’s research and innovation engagement with China, as well as leading the in-country co-ordination of programme activities in priority sectors. Between 2004-2008, Grace headed up the Science and Innovation (SIN) section in the British Consulate-General in Chongqing, to drive UK-China research collaborations in southwest China. She was also the SIN national lead on engineering and materials science in China and worked as an English lecturer in Sichuan International Studies University before joining the Consulate.
Grace holds an Executive MBA degree from China Europe International Business School and an M.A in English Language and Culture from Sichuan International Studies University.