Quiet mechanisms, but the engine is finely tuned

Charles Riley thinks it’s been quiet since I joined the Design Council last year (Letters, DW 15 April). I may not have been shouting from our office rooftop, but it certainly hasn’t been a silent time.

Charles Riley thinks it’s been quiet since I joined the Design Council last year (Letters, DW 15 April). I may not have been shouting from our office rooftop, but it certainly hasn’t been a silent time.

Since joining over a year ago I’ve done a lot of talking and listening with designers, business, the Government and my team. It’s been a chance to gauge opinions, undertake a full review, agree and embed a new three-year strategy with Government, and put in place the mechanisms for delivery.

Riley’s letter is therefore timely. In the coming weeks, I’ll be talking about the Design Council and its vision. Watch this space.

David Kester

Chief executive

Design Council

London WC2E

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