Appointment of Interim Chair
Earlier this month the Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Leo Varadkar, announced the appointment of Andrew Bradley as Interim Chair to the Board of the Design & Crafts Council Ireland.
For those not familiar with Andrew Bradley, he has been at the forefront of brand and design thinking in Ireland for over 20 years. His company, Bradley Brand, specialises in working with owner-managed companies to assist them in realising the commercial potential of a strong brand in delivering a competitive advantage and customer loyalty. He is an active member of the Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) of which he was President from 2013 to 2015 and he led the team to establish the IDI’s Design Skillnet, a training initiative which he currently chairs.
Andrew joined the Board of DCCI in 2017 at a pivotal time as the organisation built on the successes and achievements of the Government-backed Irish Design 2015 initiative and focused on identifying and exploiting further opportunities to grow design and craft in Ireland. He has chaired the DCCI Strategy Review committee and led the search team for our new CEO.
All the team at DCCI wish Andrew every success in his new appointment and look forward to working with him.