The Design Museum is led by the Chief Executive and Director, Tim Marlow OBE.

Formerly Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts and Director of Exhibitions at White Cube, Marlow has been involved in the art world for the past thirty years as a curator, writer and broadcaster. He has worked with many of the most influential artists to deliver wide-ranging and popular programmes and brings a commitment to diverse and engaging exhibitions showcasing the transformational capability of design. Marlow sits on the Board of Trustees for the Imperial War Museum, Sadler’s Wells, Art on the Underground Advisory Board and Cultureshock Media. Marlow was awarded an OBE in 2019.

The Directors directly manage the departmental directors, each responsible for a different area of the museum’s work.

Chief Curator Johanna Agerman Ross

Chief Operating Officer Sam Owen

Director of Audiences Josephine Chanter

Director of Development Chloe Brand

Director of Finance and Operations Siobhán Tighe

Future Observatory Director Justin McGuirk

You can view and download the museum's annual report for 2022–2023 through the link below.