15 June 2024, 09:15
By Furniture News Jun 05, 2024

Anti Copying In Design (ACID) appoints new CEO

Anti Copying In Design (ACID) has announced the appointment of Laura Newbold Breen as its new CEO.

With a background in IP, Laura is set to open a new chapter of growth, development and innovation for the membership organisation, which is committed to raising awareness about intellectual property (IP) within the creative industries.

Dids Macdonald OBE, ACID’s co-founder, says: “I am confident that Laura will bring a wealth of experience and a dynamic vision to ACID. With her impressive experience in IP, including leadership roles in the famous Trunki brand, she is well equipped to build on ACID’s legacy. Laura’s commitment to advancing IP protection aligns perfectly with ACID’s mission and values. Warmest wishes Laura, and many congratulations.

"I am delighted to remain as chairman of the board of directors and director of public affairs/campaigning, and on behalf of the board, we are excited that Laura will lead ACID into a bright future.”

Laura says: “To be handed the CEO reins by Dids is a huge accolade. My SME and manufacturing experience means I know all too well the challenges faced by so many UK businesses, of which IP forms a huge part. It’s through this experience and navigating so many challenges that I intend to inspire and nurture ACID members throughout their IP journey, ensuring they are supported at every turn.

"I’m a strong believer that an organisation's success relies on both a great team, and great leadership. I am privileged to have both a great team at ACID that I can both lead and learn from, and great mentorship in Dids, Nick and Ann. I know we can all learn from each other and drive ACID and its members towards a bright and prosperous future.”

Nick Kounoupias, ACID’s chief counsel, adds: “Under Laura’s leadership, I am delighted that ACID will continue to innovate and expand its services, ensuring creators have the resources and protection they need to thrive in an ever-evolving digital landscape. With ambitious plans for development and a renewed focus on fostering the ACID community of IP creators, ACID is poised to set new standards in the industry and Laura has my full support in her new role, many congratulations.”


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