The British Academy wishes to announce that Alun Evans has resigned from his post as Chief Executive with immediate effect. This follows allegations of breaches of the Academy’s harassment and bullying policy which prompted the Trustees to commission an independent investigation as soon as the matters were raised. The investigation has now reported its findings and these will be passed to the Trustees for them to consider. The Trustees are committed to reviewing the report to see what lessons can be learned and whether any further actions are required.
Robin Jackson, former Chief Executive of the Academy from 2006 to 2015, has been appointed Interim Chief Executive to take up the role after Easter and will remain in place until the successful recruitment of a new Chief Executive.
The Academy’s President Professor Sir David Cannadine said:
“The Academy is committed to providing a respectful and enabling working environment and our Trustees will review the report and these events carefully to see what lessons can be learned.”
He added: “We are extremely grateful to Robin for agreeing to take on the role of interim Chief Executive to support our senior management team as the Academy continues with its valuable work.”