At its General Assembly hosted by Cité du design in Saint-Étienne on Friday 09th March, the BEDA Members elected the new Board for the term 2012 to 2014. Nine new members were elected from a list of twelve candidates.
Joining the current President Deborah Dawton (DBA, UK) and Vice President Isabel Roig (Barcelona Design Centre), the full Board is as follows (in alphabetical order):
Robin Edman, SVID, (Sweden)
Severin Filek, former BEDA President, Design Austria, (Austria)
Ilona Gurjanova, Estonian Association of Designers, (Estonia)
Salla Heinänen, Ornamo, (Finland)
Kitty De Jong, BNO, (Netherlands)
Christina Melander, Danish Design Centre, (Denmark)
Michal Stefanowski, SPFP, Association of Industrial Designers, (Poland)
Szonja Szesztai, Hungarian Design Council, (Hungary)
Ingrid Vandenhoudt, Secretary, Design Flanders, (Belgium)
Following the election, I had the opportunity to run a workshop session for the development of strategy thinking as a contribution to the work of the European Design Leadership Board which will be reporting in June 2012.
Congratulations to the new Board Members.