David Cash has been elected as the new Chairman of BDP and takes up the role from 01 July.
David began his BDP career in Preston in 1980 and has been a company director for 22 years. He was Chair of BDP’s northern studios for 14 years, and in 2008 when international expansion became a central element to the firm’s development plan, he became the Director for International Development. David has been instrumental in increasing BDP’s presence worldwide, developing studios in India, China and the UAE. David will continue to develop BDP internationally and remain Chair of the MENA region.
He said of his appointment: “My role as Chairman will be to give direction to the firm for the next few years. As a company we always to need to be improving and evolving in these changing times, rather than be afraid of change we need to embrace it.
If I can take BDP from being a UK-based company that does projects overseas to a world-based organisation, I would feel like I had made my mark.”
David takes over the role from Tony McGuirk who has chaired BDP for six years. Tony developed the ethos of ‘Creating Places for People’ which created the platform for BDP’s re-emergence as a major design force. He was also at the heart of the practice’s recent 50th anniversary celebrations which were marked by the publication of the book, ‘61/11: Continuous Collective’.