Geoffrey Crossick was Director of the AHRC Cultural Value Project whose report, Understanding the value of arts and culture, was published in 2016. He is an urban social historian and Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the School of Advanced Study at the University of London. He was previously Vice-Chancellor of the University of London and Warden of Goldsmiths after being Chief Executive of the Arts & Humanities Research Board. He is currently Chair of the Crafts Council and a member of boards in the higher education and cultural sectors, including Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the Horniman Museum and the National Film & Television School. He is a member of the DCMS Science Advisory Council. He speaks in the UK and internationally on higher education and research strategy, the arts and humanities, and the creative and cultural sectors.