Cansu joined the British Council in July 2012 and is based in Istanbul, Turkey. She has been leading on programme design, delivery and evaluation for Creative Economy programme portfolio in Turkey. Between 2012 and 2013, she was responsible for the curation and delivery of a cultural programme for Market Focus Turkey at The London Book Fair 2013. Prior to joining British Council, Cansu worked in fundraising at the London Symphony Orchestra and Science Museum focusing on individual giving and major events. She gained an MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2009 and is trained as a classical music pianist with a BM in Music and Piano-Forte from Bilkent University.