Trustees of the Cheltenham Design Foundation
Chair of the Cheltenham Design Foundation, Michele Beint is also one of the co-founders. She has lived and worked in Cheltenham for 12 years and is a garden and landscape designer. For the previous 25 years Michele ran a successful illustration agency and gallery in London, where she represented many of the country’s leading illustrators and collaborated with a wide range of designers and art directors in advertising, design and publishing.
Charles is a widely acclaimed speaker, author and innovator. He works closely with decision makers and local leaders helping to find apt and original solutions to seemingly intractable dilemmas, such as marrying innovation and tradition, balancing wealth creation and social cohesiveness, or local distinctiveness and a global orientation. An international authority on using imagination in creating self-sustaining urban change, Charles has worked and given talks in over 60 countries and helped shift how we assess and harness possibilities in reinventing our cities. His Creative City Index is a powerful tool to measure the creative eco-system of places. Charles is also the author of over a dozen books.
A co-founder of the Cheltenham Design Foundation, David has been developing brands through structural packaging for over 25 years. After studying at Hornsey and the Central School of Art and Design, he worked for Metal Box and PI Global (the company that championed the use of structural packaging as a key part of the brand-building process). He went on to run the packaging team at Allied International Designers before setting up Tin Horse, which he sold 1994 when he left London to form Hurricane Design in Cheltenham. During his career his clients have included Unilever, Diageo, Sara Lee, Bayer, Danone and Coca-Cola.
Mungo is the Principal of Mungo Park Architects. He has been a member of the Gloucestershire County Council panel of design consultants, and the Tewkesbury Borough Council architectural advisory panel. He was awarded the 2015 CPRE Gloucestershire Award for Sly’s Close. His practice is committed to principles of sustainable design and construction. Mungo also acts as a consultant to Levitt Bernstein Architects in London and the West Midlands, on arts, regeneration and housing projects. BSc Dip Arch(Edin) ACArch. His clients also include sports associations, galleries and museums, local and county authorities, educational institutions, churches and private individuals.
Peter has been involved in creativity throughout his professional life. He worked as a film maker and photographer, was a university dean and the head of two art colleges, including Pittville in Cheltenham. He chaired the Telecommunications Advisory Panel at OFTEL, was chair of Communications for Business, a statutory UK Advisory board for small businesses, and was the first lay person to be appointed to the Human Genetics Commission. He is now the director of his own internet design and marketing consultancy and plays a keen role in the local community.