The managing director of the Norwegian Design Council, Jan R. Stavik, has taken the helm as president of the Bureau of European Design Associations (BEDA).
He is replacing Michael Thomson, who stepped down at the weekend.
Stavik is to be supported by Design Business Association chief executive Deborah Dawton, who has been elected vice-president.
Together they will work to influence the development of design policy at EU level. The organisation expects to publish consultation papers for the European Commission next month, under a likely heading of Design as a Tool for Innovation.
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