MADE Chief Executive moves on

Author: Pooja Raj

After eight years at MADE and over five as Chief Executive David Tittle is moving on.  David has accepted the post of Head of Design Advice at MADE’s sister organisation Design South East.  He will be managing design review, design workshops and training for Design South East across the south and east of England. 

David started at MADE in January 2008 as Design Enabling Manager and took over as Chief Executive in 2010 when Julia Ellis left.  He has seen MADE through a challenging period when the organisation has developed from an agency with three major sources of public funding to a social enterprise financed by fees and project grants.  David said “I am looking forward to the new challenge at Design South East which is a very busy organisation as more and more local authorities in that part of the world realise the value of independent design support.  Nevertheless it will be sad to leave MADE, particularly at a time when some interesting strands of work, like our Black Country Garden City initiative, are really taking off.  I will miss all the dedicated built environment professionals I have worked with in the West Midlands many of whom have become close friends.”  David is not totally leaving the region as he will continue to live in Coventry and plans to remain as a trustee of the Chance’s Glassworks Heritage Trust. 

MADE expert panel member Meredith Evans will be taking over as acting Chief Executive to see MADE through this period of transition and ensure that projects and services continue to run smoothly.  Sally Robertshaw will continue to manage MADE’s community projects and administrator Pooja Raj will keep the MADE office running efficiently.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to pick up the reins at MADE following David’s departure." said Meredith "David has done a brilliant job in leading the organisation over five years, taking us through some challenging times.  Indeed challenges are still facing us, and my task over the coming months is to ensure that MADE continues to deliver a high quality service and promotes the importance of design in the ongoing development of the region. I look forward to working with you on the wide number of projects MADE is currently involved in.” 

Note that from February 26th emails to david@made.org.uk will forward to meredith@made.org.uk.  If you wish to contact David Tittle in a personal capacity please use tittle@me.com.