Hetan Shah is chief executive of the British Academy, joining the organisation in 2020. He is visiting professor at the Policy Institute, Kings College London. Hetan is vice chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute, which focuses on how to ensure artificial intelligence and data are used for public good. He is on the board of The Legal Education Foundation, a philanthropic body supporting a better justice system. He is a trustee of St George’s House, a charity based in Windsor Castle which organises discussions on issues of public interest. Hetan is on the advisory board of the Science Media Centre and the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge.