ACID announces new CEO

ACID has announced the appointment of IP expert Laura Newbold Breen as its new Chief Executive Officer.

ACID logo With a background in IP and a visionary approach to the future, Laura will open a new chapter of growth, development, and innovation for ACID.

Since its inception, ACID has been dedicated to safeguarding the original work of creators, providing robust support and advocacy to ensure their intellectual property rights are protected. The organisation's unique approach has been a trailblazer in the IP landscape, establishing it as a trusted ally for designers, IP creators, and entrepreneurs.

Dids Macdonald OBE., ACID's Co-founder said, "I am confident that Laura will bring a wealth of experience and a dynamic vision to ACID. With her impressive experience in intellectual property, 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 Newbold Breen said, "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 organisations 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, 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 said on Laura's appointment, "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".

Ann Bond, ACID's Financial Director in her welcome to Laura, said, "I am delighted to welcome Laura as our new CEO. Laura has the drive, commitment and vision needed to lead ACID into the next chapter, and I am very much looking forward to working with her. Congratulations to both Dids and Laura. Dids for the amazing work you have done and everything you have achieved so far, and to Laura for having the enthusiasm and capability to further build on those achievements."

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