D&AD is in good shape, and looking to the future

In response to Lynda Relph-Knight’s piece (Comment, DW 4 September), I would like to make a correction to your assertion that the financial shortcomings are the reason for the post of D&AD chief executive remaining unfilled.

In response to Lynda Relph-Knight’s piece (Comment, DW 4 September), I would like to make a correction to your assertion that the financial shortcomings are the reason for the post of D&AD chief executive remaining unfilled.

D&AD is, in fact, in better financial shape, and the business is more robust now than it has ever been, in spite of the lack of a chief executive.

While it is true that D&AD has had to get its house in order, we have now done

that, and any delay in recruitment is due to a desire to ensure that the right person is selected.

Under Dara Lynch’s careful stewardship, in her dual role as chief operating officer and financial director, the charity has turned itself around financially and is now able to plan confidently for the future.

I am working with Anthony Simonds-Gooding and the D&AD executive committee to assist Lynch and her  management team in leading D&AD, and assisting in the search for the right chief executive.


Garrick Hamm, Incoming president, D&AD, Vauxhall, London SE11



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