The Chartered Society of Designers has appointed Maria Luniw to the position of acting director and secretary.
Current CSD director Brian Lymbery is on long-term sick leave. Under the society’s private health insurance deal, he remains on the CSD pay-roll, with his salary paid by the insurance policy for the 52 weeks to the end of July. After that, he must return to work or relinquish the position.
Luniw joins from the BBC, where she worked in a number of roles, most recently working as a BBC World Service newsgathering producer.
Meanwhile, the post of CSD development director, vacated by Jane Clarke last summer, remains vacant (DW 25 July 1997).
“Jane was involved with sponsorship and we are looking to replace her in a slightly different role. That is one of the first things Maria and I will address,” says CSD president Adrianne LeMan.
Design Unity, formerly known as the Halifax Initiative, has shortlisted three consultants for the job of disseminating information about the design bodies under its umbrella. Julie Fitsimmins Associates, The Preddy Consultancy and Views have sent proposals to the review team, led by Jonathan Sands of Elmwood Design. A decision is expected soon.
The project will be part funded by a 5000 gift from John Lewis Partnership.