Director of The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art
Human first | Designer second.
Rama Gheerawo is an international and inspirational figure within design. He is a serial innovator in the fields of Inclusive Design, Design Thinking and Creative Leadership, having led over 100 projects working with governments, business, academia and the third sector internationally. He won a 'Hall of Fame' award for his work at the Design Week Awards in 2019 and was named a 2018 Creative Leader by Creative Review, alongside Paul Smith and Björk, Empathy is at the heart of his practice. As Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, he uses inclusive design to address society's toughest issues from ageing and healthcare, to ability and diversity. His Creative Leadership research explores how to instigate positive change in individuals and organisations, with workshops delivered globally to thousands of people including 700 civil servants.