D&AD today welcomes Garrick Hamm as its new president.
Hamm, creative partner at Williams Murray Hamm, is replacing outgoing president and Poke creative partner Simon Waterfall.
Hamm has held the position of deputy president for the past year.
Paul Brazier, executive creative director at advertising agency AMV BBDO, has been elected as the new deputy president.
He will take up the role of president in 12 months’ time.
D&AD has also elected three new executive members: All of Us partner and art director Simon Sankarayya, Hat Trick Design director Jim Sutherland and Simon Learman, joint executive creative director at McCann-Erickson London.
Hamm indicated earlier this month that his main priority as president is to promote design education.
Coinciding with the reshuffle of D&AD’s board is an exhibition of work from the D&AD Annuals, opening tomorrow.
Pencil: 45 Years of Creativity from the D&AD Annuals opens at the Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7.
Pencil will showcase D&AD Award-winning graphic design works, each piece chosen by past presidents from their reigning year.
The annual has been published every year since 1963, and is designed by a leading designer or creative under the stewardship of that year’s president.
Waterfall and RCA head of innovation Jeremy Myerson have curated the exhibition.
Pencil takes place at the Upper Gulbenkian Gallery, RCA, from 19-23 September.