Asheem Singh appointed director of economy at the Royal Society for the Arts

Singh was interim chief executive of Acevo for seven months after Stephen Bubb left in 2016

Asheem Singh
Asheem Singh

The Royal Society for the Arts has appointed Asheem Singh to the post of director of economy.

Singh was interim chief executive of the charity leaders body Acevo for more than seven months after Sir Stephen Bubb’s departure in the summer of 2016.

Singh, who was appointed as director of policy and strategy at Acevo in 2013, left the charity in May 2017.

Before that, he worked for several leading think tanks, including ResPublica.

After leaving Acevo, Singh wrote the book The Moral Marketplace: How Mission-driven Millennials and Social Entrepreneurs are Changing Our World, which was published earlier this year. 

The RSA’s Economy team is currently working on a number of major projects, including the Future Work Centre, set up after RSA chief executive Matthew Taylor’s employment review for the government, and the Forum for Ethical AI, which is engaging the public on the ethical dimensions of artificial intelligence.

Other planned projects include a review of the role of data rights in the new economy and an inquiry into spreading ownership, wealth and opportunity in post-Brexit Britain.

Singh said in a statement: "I’m delighted to join the RSA's world-class team­ and to become part of the future of this august, 260-year-old institution. The RSA's unique blend of big ideas and practical action has never been more needed than now, as we take on the great unknowns of 2019: Brexit and beyond."

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