GBH’s Mark Bonner is D&AD president-in-waiting

GBH co-founder Mark Bonner has been announced as incoming deputy president of D&AD, meaning he will take up the presidency next year.


Bonner will serve as deputy president for the next 12 months, with Laura Jordan Bambach, creative director of ad agency Dare, taking over as president.

Bambach replaces outgoing president Neville Brody, who introduced a number of new initiatives during his time as D&AD president, including the D&AD Foundation, which aims to support creative education and help youngsters break into the industry.

A D&AD spokesman says, ‘Neville is entitled to stay on for one more year after his presidency, as a trustee, but we’re not entirely sure if that will be the case at this point as he hasn’t indicated to us what his plans are.’

Also joining the D&AD board of trustees are Greg Quinton, executive creative director of The Partners, and Craig Oldham, who join as design trustees.

London College of Communications dean of design Lawrence Zeegen and Hyper Island founder David Erixon join as education trustees, while XS2 executive creative director Scott Seaborn joins as a specialist trustee and Caitlin Breeze, junior copywriter at the Body Shop, joins as a new creative trustee.

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