D&AD has just confirmed that its chief executive Michael Hockney has left the organisation. It is not yet known why.
In a telephone statement to Design Week today, D&AD chairman Anthony Simonds-Gooding confirmed reports that Hockney left the organisation today and that he is stepping into the breach himself in the short term.
‘Michael Hockney has left D&AD today. I will be taking a closer interest in the business in the foreseeable future,’ says Simonds-Gooding.
The circumstances surrounding Hockney’s departure have yet to be revealed, but reports suggest he has been the victim of a power struggle within the organisation. An official statement was due at 4pm today.
Staff at D&AD understood that Hockney is ‘off sick still after his holiday’.