“The humanities and social sciences can provide us with the insights and imagination to shape a better future. This commission is a chance for that expertise to be harnessed in the service of public priorities.”
Hetan Shah is Chief Executive of the British Academy and previously Executive Director of the Royal Statistical Society. He is a visiting professor at the Policy Institute, Kings College London, chair of the Friends Provident Foundation and deputy chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute. He is also trustee of St George’s House.