Dr. Brandon Gien is the CEO of Good Design Australia, Chair of the Australian Good Design Awards, and Deputy Chair of the Australian Design Council. He has spent the past 25 years passionately advocating for the value of good design to improve our social, economic, cultural and environmental quality of life. He is a qualified Industrial Designer and currently an Adjunct Professor of Industrial Design at both the University of Canberra and the University of New South Wales.
Brandon became a Senator of the World Design Organization (WDO), the global body for Industrial Design, after serving as President (2013-2015), the first Australian to hold this position. During his term, he led the strategic transformation of the organisation, resulting in a new name, vision and mission aligned to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. He was also the Chair of the Selection Committee for the 2022 World Design Capital®, awarded to the City of Valencia, Spain.