Campaign reported four new White trustees were elected to the culturally exclusive D&AD board, joining new D&AD President and Pseudo Thought Leader Andy Sandoz. As previously noted, D&AD appears to stand for Discrimination & Anglo Dominance. Maybe the organization should create a campaign for diversity and inclusion worthy of a White Pencil.
Four new trustees elected to D&AD board
By Michelle Perrett
Four new members have been elected to sit on the board of trustees at D&AD.
They will join the new president Andy Sandoz, creative partner at Havas Work Club, who took over from former president Mark Bonner yesterday (1 October).
Bruce Duckworth, the principal at design agency Turner Duckworth, has been elected as deputy president.
Also elected are Nicky Bullard, the executive creative director at Lida; Caitlin Ryan, the former group executive creative director at Karmarama; and Hamish Gardner, a New Blood trustee. New Blood is a programme to showcase and nurture new entrants to the market.
The 16 board members are voted in by D&AD awarded and full members. Each trustee serves a term of three years and new blood trustees serve for a year.
The board is responsible for the overall direction of D&AD, its programmes, and where its money is spent.
Tim Lindsay, the chief executive of D&AD, said: “This is always a refreshing time of year; almost like a ‘back to school’ feel for us.
“Once again I am blown away by this supremely talented collection of individuals who will help to guide and shape D&AD over the coming months and years.”
“With an international calendar of events, exciting new categories for our Professional Awards, some big plans for D&AD Judging, and some ambitious plans for our New Blood programme and the D&AD Foundation, it’s sure to be a year to remember.”