Royal Economic Society Appoints Leighton Chipperfield as its first Chief Executive


The Society has appointed Leighton Chipperfield as its first Chief Executive to assist in developing and delivering a coherent strategy to promote economics at all levels and across a range of audiences – from academia to the general public. A new office is being established in Dean Trench Street, Westminster, which will be the centre of the Society's administration and the hub for all its activities.

Leighton Chipperfield joins the RES from the Microbiology Society, where he is currently Director of Commercial Affairs. In this role, Leighton has modernised the Microbiology Society''s publishing operations, developed strategies to diversify its income, and introduced sales and marketing expertise to the organisation. He holds a Postgraduate diploma in Voluntary Sector Management from Cass Business School, and is a Trustee of the British Institute of Radiology. He will take up the post in early May.

Commenting on the appointment, Leighton Chipperfield said: ''I am delighted to be joining the Royal Economic Society as it enters a new and exciting phase. I look forward to engaging with the Society''s many stakeholders to develop ambitious plans that build on the organisation's outstanding heritage.''