Tim Joss

Chief Executive & Founder of Aesop

Tim is a social entrepreneur. He is Chief Executive & Founder of Aesop 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, the national 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, university-accredited arts-and-health training for busy health and arts professionals and major national arts conferences and showcases for health decision-makers.

Tim is a graduate in mathematics from Oxford University and in piano and composition from the Royal Academy of Music. His past activities include Artistic Director & Chief Executive of the Bath International Music Festival, Senior Manager at the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Chair of the International Society for Music Education’s Community Music Commission, Director of the Rayne 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.