Myerson, who has been director of InnovationRCA for five years, will be replaced by John Bound and Dr Nadia Danhash, currently the organisation’s head of innovation development and intellectual property manager respectively, who will become co-directors of InnovationRCA.
Myerson says, ‘The brief to me from the new rector [Paul Thompson] was to maintain the growth and profile of the Helen Hamlyn Centre.’
He will be supported by Rama Gheerawo, who has been appointed deputy director of the HHC in a newly created post.
Myerson says, ‘There used to be two directors, myself and Roger Coleman [now professor emeritus of the RCA]. There was a feeling that the HHC had quite a light management structure considering the size and breadth of its portfolio.’
The HHC is currently working on projects including the redesign of A&E ambulances and the Design Business Association Inclusive Design Challenge on active ageing.