Members of the Chartered Society of Designers are to get the chance to elect their next-but-one president.
The Jenkins Group chairman Nick Jenkins takes over as president at the CSD’s Annual General Meeting on 26 June. The post of president-elect, however, will be contested between two candidates in the first such election for 26 years. Since 1970 all the presidents have been selected by the CSD council.
The two-way fight will be between the current honorary treasurer Adrianne LeMan, managing director of C&FD, and past chairman of CSD Scotland Lin Gibbon, a director at Glasgow consultancy Randak Design Consultants.
Both candidates have been nominated by the CSD council which, according to a CSD spokeswoman, feels it is important for the membership to be involved in selecting its future president.
Jenkins is lined up for a two-year stretch, after which either Gibbon or LeMan will take over. And there is also an election for the post of honorary secretary, between Giant’s Mark Rollinson and Alan Topalian of Alto Design.
The result of the ballots will be announced at the CSD’s AGM.