Trustee since 2004

Tim Brown is CEO and president of IDEO, a global design and innovation firm. In addition to the design of new offerings for the world's leading brands, IDEO's work addresses emerging themes such as sustainability, the design of communities, health and wellness, and enterprise for people in the world's lower income groups.

An industrial designer by training, Tim takes special interest in the convergence of technology and the arts as well as the ways in which design can be used to promote the well-being of people living in emerging economies. He is very committed to design education and has lectured at MIT Sloan School, Stanford University, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and the Royal College of Art.

He is the author of Change By Design (HarperBusiness, 2009), in which Tim addresses how design thinking transforms organizations.