Tim Joss

Chief Executive & Founder of Aesop

Tim is a social entrepreneur. He is Chief Executive & Founder of Aesop – www.ae-sop.org and @AesopHealth. Aesop’s vision is ‘A future when arts solutions for society’s problems are valued and available for all who need them’. It runs Dance to Health, a falls prevention dance programme – aiming to be the first arts programme which becomes a national health service. Aesop has also developed the first evaluation framework for arts and health, the first annual survey of health sector attitudes to the arts and major national arts conferences for health decision-makers.

Tim’s past activities include Artistic Director & Chief Executive of the Bath International Music Festival, Chair of the International Society for Music’s Community Music Commission, director of a charitable foundation and a founder of National Numeracy and the Arts Impact Fund (the first social investment fund for the arts). He was appointed a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2005.