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David Kester

David Kester is Chairman of the Jury.  He has worked in the creative industry for 25 years, and is particularly renowned for pioneering new ways to turn social challenges, such as energy efficiency and security, into innovation and enterprise.

David spent almost a decade as chief executive of the Design Council in London, a body he described as a ‘sort of one-stop-shop organisation for design at the heart of the economy’. Kester also headed the British Design and Art Direction (D&AD) for nine years, is a council member of the Royal College of Art, and a council member of the Home Office Design and Technology Alliance Against Crime.