Gavin Cawood 1964 – 2016

We have some difficult news to share.

The President of DME, Gavin Cawood passed away at the end of November after a courageous and fearless year confronting and living with Melanoma Cancer.

Trained as a product designer, Gavin was a dedicated champion of design, both in the UK where he led the work of Design Wales and the PDR team, and across Europe where he connected and collaborated in many partnerships and design events that demonstrated the value and impact of design for businesses and the public sector.

Gavin took on the DME Presidency with real commitment, providing support and resources to maintain and strengthen the enthusiasm and future direction which he believed in. He was a kind and considered man to work with. As one of his close colleagues put it “he was one of the good guys”.

Our thoughts are very much with his family, in particular his wife and son. He will be greatly missed.

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