We are governed by an unpaid board of trustees. They set out our strategic direction, monitor the delivery of our objectives, and uphold our values and governance. They also guide, advise and support our Chief Executive, who leads the senior management team towards achieving our vision and purpose. The Chairman of the board of trustees is Martin Temple.

Design Associates (DAs) bring a wide range of expertise to our Design Leadership Programmes. This network is largely built up of independent design professionals working at the top of their field across public and private sector organisations including Virgin, Orange, Philips Design, Tesco, the NHS, Dyson and Black & Decker.

Some of our DAs

Our Built Environment Experts (BEEs) help us provide guidance and advice to community groups, local authorities and developers. They champion the importance of good design in creating spaces and places that improve everyone’s quality of life. See all our BEEs.

Some of our BEEs