The Design Museum has appointed former Abbey chief executive Luqman Arnold as chairman (DW 31 March). What are the pros and cons of choosing a chairman from a financial rather than creative background, given the museum’s strong cultural remit?





‘Is it true that a creative organisation should have a “creative” chairman?. No. Sounds like it needs someone to knock some creative heads together. I’d like to see the place more relevant to the public, less niche and it needs to widen its definition of design. Luqman might just ask some obvious questions from outside the “design industry”, which is not a bad thing.’

Tim Fendley, Creative director, Applied Information Group

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