Paul Finch to chair Design Council Cabe review unit

The body formed out of the merger of design watchdog the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment and charity the Design Council has named its new board of trustees.

Dual role: Paul Finch
Dual role: Paul Finch

Chairman of the Engineering Employers Federation Martin Temple has been named chair of the board of trustees of the newly formed Design Council, which formed following the merger of the two bodies earlier this year. Paul Finch has been named deputy chair. He will also serve as chair of Design Council CABE, a separate unit within the merged body that will continue to carry out design reviews and provide grants for an associated local design review network. 

Temple said: "That such an influential group of people have volunteered to lead the Design Council at this important time says a lot about the relevance of the mission to the UK and the interest in bringing the full spectrum of design together."

Former chairman Lord Bichard will continue to be "closely involved", Design Council Cabe said. Bichard will chair regular summits to be attended by industry, Government and business, the first of which is on 23 June in London.

Outgoing director of design museum the Victoria & Albert Museum, Sir Mark Jones, has also been appointed to the Design Council’s board of trustees along with Pam Alexander, chief executive of the soon-to-closed economic development body the South East England Development Agency.

For the full list of trustees, click here.

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