The D&AD board of directors has appointed Patrick Burgoyne as the new chief executive officer from December 1. Current D&AD CEO, Tim Lindsay, chairman, announced earlier this year that he was moving into the role of chairman.
Patrick Burgoyne (pictured above) has been a D&AD trustee since the beginning of 2019, following almost twenty years as the editor of Creative Review. In his new role, he will lead the charitable organisation’s mission to create a fairer, more diverse industry, and continue to promote creative excellence as an unparalleled essential force for transforming business, building brands and tackling global issues.
Kate Stanners, chairwoman and global chief creative officer at Saatchi & Saatchi and D&AD president, commented, “Patrick is someone who understands our creative industries intimately. He has steered Creative Review through transformation and is brilliantly placed to lead D&AD on its journey that Tim has so brilliantly started. As the creative industries change, so must the organisation that represents them. These are exciting times for D&AD and the industries it represents.”
Stanners was announced as the new D&AD president this week also, taking over from Harriet Devoy.
Patrick Burgoyne stated, “It’s a great honour to be given this opportunity to lead D&AD. For over twenty years I have admired the vital work it does in driving excellence in design and advertising around the world and its belief in a fairer, more diverse and more sustainable creative industry. I’m hugely excited to be given the chance to work with the brilliant team here at D&AD to take that mission forward.”
Tim Lindsay noted, “All of us at D&AD – staff, management, trustees – are delighted that Patrick Burgoyne has agreed to become CEO of D&AD. He’s hugely respected across the design and advertising communities worldwide – as an editor, writer, presenter, thinker and industry expert. And as well as being universally admired, he’s also greatly liked. He’ll head up a brilliant and experienced team at D&AD and lead the charity into the next, crucial phase of its journey.”
Lindsay has been at the forefront of driving significant change within the charity over his eight-year tenure as CEO, including evolving the industry-leading awards into a truly global celebration of creativity as well as championing the next generation of talent with the mission of providing better and fairer pathways into creative industries. He will officially step into his role as D&AD chairman on January 1, following a one-month handover with Patrick.