Lord Bichard

APDIG Vice-chair

Former chair of the Design Council and former Permanent Secretary of the Department for Education, Lord Bichard is Vice-chair of the APDIG. Speaking in the Upper House he commented: 

“Design has the power to help us answer some of the big questions that we face today: how do we stimulate growth; how can we make our businesses more profitable; how can we be more competitive in international markets; how can we provide improved public services at less cost; how can we realise the potential of our great scientific and technological innovations; how can we be more creative and innovative as a nation; how can we deliver the benefits of our engineering excellence; and how do we build places and buildings in which people can thrive?”

Lord Bichard, Design Education and Growth - Question for Short Debate, 24 January 2011