Our Structure

We have an active and hard working council which is responsible for the administration and management of the Society's day to day business and strategic direction.

Sir Christopher Frayling


Appointed President of the SDC in 1998.

In 1979 Sir Christopher Frayling was appointed first professor of Cultural History at the Royal College of Art. In partnership with the V&A, Imperial College, the Arts Council and the Tate, he pioneered joint postgraduate courses. Knighted for services to Art and Design education in 2001 he has garnered attention for both his writing and broadcasting and has published in excess of a dozen books.

Christine Dove FSDC


Appointed Chairman of the SDC in 2011

Council Members & Membership Secretary

Adam Aaronson FSDC

Council Member & Assessor Coordinator

Tori McLean MSDC

Council Member & Website Manager

Marshall Colman MSDC

Council Member & Mentoring Programme Manager

Yumiko Reynolds MSDC

Council Member & Membership Secretary

Simon Jewell FSDC

Council Member

Jessica Noble MSDC

Council Member & Marketing Coordinator

Steven Wager FSDC

Council Member

John Weiss FSDC

Council Member

Joseph Bray MSDC

Council Member & Newsletter Publisher

Kayley Holderness Associate

Council Member

Contacting Council

You are welcome to contact Council via our Contact Us page. Please only contact Council with regard to Council and Society matters and mark any communication for the attention of Council. For Membership questions please contact the Membership Secretary via our Contact Us page