Chair of Trustees

Davina Mallinckrodt

A professional interlocutor at the highest levels of the design world, Davina works as a senior advisor and retained brand strategist, collaborating with many of the most successful international design companies, designers and architects.

“It is hard to quantify the relevance and impact of Cockpit to the nurturing of craft makers and artists, and to the building of creative craft businesses in the UK. I relish this opportunity to be able to contribute to building on the great success that Cockpit has already forged and to working with the Board and with Annie (Warburton) and her team to enhance the impact of Cockpit; to support wider opportunities and to nurture an ever broader and inclusive community of creative talent.”

Davina Mallinckrodt

Founder and CEO of marketing communications and public relations agency Cultural Agenda, Davina holds a number of non-executive and trustee roles. She currently sits on the board of The Design Museum where she Chairs the External Affairs Committee, is a founder Trustee and Vice Chair of the London School of Architecture and is an advisory board member of The Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford. Davina is also a long-standing supporter of social mobility charity, InTo University.

A long-standing supporter of craft and makers through both her professional and philanthropic activities. Davina has built a notable collection of maker work, related to her interest in the cultural intersectionality between design and craft and her passion for supporting emerging creative talent.