Jonathan Sands

Jonathan is a former council member 
of both the RSA and Arts Council in Yorkshire, and served as a member of the Design Council for ten years. In addition, he was non-executive director for Networking for Industry (now Policy Connect) and remains a recognised commentator for the design industry.


Jonathan was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science by Huddersfield University in 2002 for his contribution to the design industry, and in 2011 was awarded an OBE 
in HRH The Queen’s New Year Honours list for his services 
to the creative industries. Outside work, Jonathan is a proud father of three, a long-suffering Derby County supporter and an alpaca farmer.