Sebastian Conran

Chairman
Sebastian is a highly respected Designer, whose extensive experience in product and branding development demonstrates a thoughtfulness and care for intelligent, useful and aspirational design.
As Chair of Conran and Partners, he is able provide an alternative perspective on all that we do – challenging the Partners to question the preconceptions endemic in our industry and professions. All with a view of reinforcing our central ethos of ensuring that the end-users of our designs are always in the foremost of our minds.
With a special interest in emerging technologies and design for later life, Sebastian has held numerous roles across the creative industries, government and academia, he is also a board member of many innovative companies.
Sebastian is especially influential across the wider the design and engineering industries, judging many international design award schemes and actively contributing to design education through fellowships and visiting professorships at a number of leading universities. Amongst many other activities, he also champions the design industry as an ambassador of ACID (Anti Copying In Design), is a Founding Trustee of Design Museum’s and the new Chair of The Conran Foundation.