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Chief Executive

About the Chief Executive of the British Academy

Dr Robin Jackson

Dr Robin Jackson was appointed Interim Chief Executive and Secretary in April 2019. He previously served as Chief Executive and Secretary from 2006 to 2015.

Robin is a graduate in Greats from Oxford, and has a PhD from Princeton in Greek philosophy. He was Seymour Reader at Ormond College and Senior Lecturer in classical studies at the University of Melbourne.

He has been Director of Corporate Resources (Acting) and regional consultant for London at the HE Funding Council; Policy Adviser (Research) at Universities UK; and Associate Director (Enhancement) at the Quality Assurance Agency.

Robin has publications on Greek philosophy and issues in higher education policy. He was co-author of Olympiodorus: Commentary on Plato’s Gorgias (Brill 1998).

Since retiring from the Academy Robin has acted as a consultant for universities and funding bodies.

For his work for the humanities and social sciences Robin was appointed CBE in 2014; awarded the British Academy’s President’s medal in 2015; and awarded DCL (Hon) by the University of East Anglia in 2016.